The federal government is imposing a 30-day ban on all commercial and private flights from India and Pakistan effective Thursday at 11:30 p.m. EST, as COVID-19 infections continue to surge in those countries.
Premier Doug Ford apologized and said the province moved 'too fast' in announcing sweeping new measures aimed at curbing the third wave of COVID-19 in Ontario and said his government is working on a provincially-run sick leave benefit to curb the spread of infection.
Ontario’s patient transfer service is moving more than double the number of COVID-19 patients than even during the second wave of the disease earlier this year — a crucial measure that is keeping intensive care units in the Greater Toronto Area from becoming overwhelmed.
Seven COVID-19 patients are being treated at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound. Four are from Grey-Bruce while three have been transferred from overflowing intensive care unites (ICUs) in the Greater Toronto Area.
Hospitals in the province are required to halt all non-emergent and non-urgent surgeries immediately as people with COVID-19 continue to fill up hospitals and put the healthcare system under strain amid the third wave.