Saturday, December 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Why is Ontario going into lockdown after Christmas and not before?

Global News thinks about whether it was a good idea for the Ontario lockdown to happen before or after Christmas. There are fears that hospitals could be overwhelmed due to expected surge in Coronavirus COVID-19 cases. (Province of Canada) Ontario is heading into a province-wide lockdown on Dec. 26.

Some experts and doctors seem to be criticizing the Ford's government decision not to impose the lockdown before Christmas, with the Ontario province reporting nearly 2,500 cases Thursday.

Christmas gatherings certainly have to be reduced with people being encouraged to stay home as much as possible.

The Ontario-wide lockdown for Coronavirus COVID-19 is now in effect. While Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, and other areas are already under lockdown, the province-wide order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 26.

The lockdown closes many businesses, such as: gyms, movie theatres and many other type of indoor businesses.

Essential places stay open, such as: grocery stores and pharmacies. However, they are staying open with capacity restrictions.

Stores and restaurants will be allowed to offer curbside pickup and delivery.

Capacity restrictions will become 25% per room at discount and big box retailers that sell food and are allowed to be open.

Hospitals in Ontario have prepared for possible surges in capacity in anticipation of an influx of Coronavirus COVID-19 patients.

See a full list of the Ontario lockdown restrictions here:

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