Ontario Premier Doug Ford update on COVID-19, virtual health care – December 2, 2020
In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford makes an announcement and provide an update on his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He is joined by provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott. They announce that the Ontario government is investing $115 million to transition 850 patients with high-care needs from hospital back to their homes and to expand virtual care options. The premier also faces questions on store closures, after many large retailers sent him an open letter asking the province to allow stores deemed as non-essential to re-open in Toronto and Peel region. Because of the high number of new COVID-19 cases in these two regions, only essential businesses have been allowed to remain open.