COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford and vaccine task force chair provide update – January 5, 2021
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Speaking briefly with journalists ahead of a meeting Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, retired general Rick Hillier, the task force chair, and Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, provide an update on the distribution of vaccines in the province. General Hillier announces that the province is aiming to vaccinate all residents and health-care workers in long-term care homes in Toronto, Peel, York, and Windsor-Essex by January 21, 2021. The general and the premier also warn that the province’s current supply of the Pfizer vaccine is running low. Responding to questions from reporters, Premier Ford comments on the possibility of his government’s implementing further restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in Ontario.