Ontario Planning New Province-Wide COVID-19 Restrictions

Premier Doug Ford
Premier Doug Ford

Thunder Bay – Ontario could be headed to a COVID-19 lockdown. Premier Doug Ford, in emergency meetings on December 20, 2020 has been in discussions with medical officials over how to stem the surging COVID-19 case numbers.

NetNewsLedger has been told that one of the likely scenarios moving forward would be implementing new restrictions starting on December 24, 2020. The Christmas Eve restrictions could be unveiled at a press announcement on Monday, December 21, 2020.

The meetings come as the province reported 2,316 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, December 20, 2020. There were an additional twenty-five deaths in Ontario. This includes another death in Thunder Bay at the Southbridge Roseview Long-Term Care facility.

This is the 6th straight day where Ontario has reported over 2000 cases of the virus. There were a total of 2,316 cases reported on Sunday.

On Thursday, the Ontario Hospital Association stated that it would like to see Ontario move the entire province to at least the Red zone on the province’s COVID-19 restrictions.

“The worst thing we could do is rush up there and make a snap decision in a heartbeat. We have to make sure that if we do make this decision, is it going to be two weeks, is it going to be three weeks, is it going to be 28 days for a full cycle?,” Ford said on Thursday in response to that request.