Ford and Health Minister to make announcement on COVID-19 response

Oct 21 2020, 6:03 am

Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliot will make an announcement Wednesday afternoon to provide their ongoing COVID-19 response.

Both will be joined by Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, and Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues.

On Tuesday, Ford said the the province’s low numbers for COVID-19 testing are because fewer people are going to assessment centres.

“We’re encouraging people to go in hotspots to get tested with pop up testing. If you’re showing symptoms please get tested,” Ford said on Tuesday.

“People aren’t coming in… maybe people aren’t showing the symptoms? But please come in and get tested. We just haven’t been able to get enough people there.”

The premier also said that he will “look into” reopening boutique fitness facilities in hotspot areas.

The daily press briefing will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

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