Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province's public safety regulations will be amended to allow the use of playgrounds but the ban on outdoor gatherings will remain in place. The announcement on Twitter follows widespread criticism of the playground ban.
"This is certainly the most severe the situation has ever been." @BogochIsaac weighs in on the situation in Ontario ahead of an expected announced from Premier Doug Ford later this afternoon. You can find the latest details here:
Premier Doug Ford also announced Ontario's state of emergency and stay-at-home order are being extended by two weeks.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's cabinet is actively considering a variety of stricter measures as COVID-19 cases rise.
"Look around the world, Ontario is doing pretty well right now," Premier Doug Ford says, on a day with 4,227 new COVID infections, the 2nd highest daily number since the pandemic started, and with a record number of patients in ICU at risk of dying from COVID (552).
"Under cover of our current health crisis, Premier Doug Ford’s government has been quietly and steadily reducing the quality of justice that people in the province can expect from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario."