Ontario to allow some businesses to reopen, long-term care outbreaks continue to climb

A customer shops at a gardening centre in Calgary, Alta. in April. Ontario will permit similar businesses to open on Monday under strict new safety guidelines.
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Date of Publication: May 1, 2020

Source: CBC

Ontario will allow the reopening of some businesses with strict public health measures starting on Monday. The list includes essential construction projects, gardening centres, car washes, and golf courses among others. Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer, clarified that this does not mean Ontario is moving towards stage 1 of the province’s framework for reopening released earlier this week. For that to occur, a “consistent two-to-four week decrease in the number of new daily COVID-19 cases” must be seen. Although that has not occurred yet, the number of community transmission cases are declining while outbreaks in long-term care centres continue to climb. 

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid19-may1-1.5552111

Summary by: Rakshith Gangireddy