Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides update on COVID-19 and vaccine rollout – April 6, 2021
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At a news conference at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides an update on his government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott and Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, as well as David Agnew, president of Seneca College, and Karyn Popovich, president and CEO of North York General Hospital. The update comes as the province moves onto phase 2 of its vaccine rollout plan, which targets individuals in hotspot postal codes to help get the third wave of the pandemic under control. Residents 50 years of age and older in these communities will be able to get vaccinated in the coming weeks. Many public-health units using the provincial booking system will be able to offer appointments to individuals aged 60 and over starting on April 7. The premier also hints that additional public-health restrictions could be coming. A province-wide shutdown and “emergency brake” measures came into effect on April 3.