Monday, February 8, 2021

Coronavirus Canada: Ontario begins phased reopening Wednesday

Global News shows that Canada's Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott on Monday announced that the Ontario province would begin a phased reopening starting Feb. 10 as Coronavirus COVID-19 numbers begin to decrease.

The current stay-at-home order remains in place in most of the province of Ontario.

Over the month, public health units would move to important regional restrictions based on public health indicators.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health, and Renfrew County and District Health Unit will move into the province’s previous colour-coded framework on Wednesday.

On Feb. 16, all other health units except for Toronto, Peel and York will move into the framework, with the final three regions lifting the stay-at-home order on Feb. 22.

Here are Ontario's Coronavirus COVID-19 important color codes:

Green (Prevent)

Yellow (Protect)

Orange (Restrict)

Red (Control)

Gray (Lockdown)

Coronavirus Covid-19 Cases Overview:


Total cases: 806K
Recovered: 743K
Deaths: 20,819


Total cases: 106M
Recovered: 59.3M
Deaths: 2.32M

1 comment:

  1. Ontario certainly has moved 27 regions from stay-at-home order to reopening framework on Feb. 16.

    The Ontario government will allow 27 regions to transition into the province's colour-coded reopening framework Tuesday, ending the stay-at-home order. A partial reopening of non-essential businesses is allowed.

    Of the regions moving into the colour-coded system, Niagara will be the only region in the grey-lockdown zone (which will allow businesses to open at 25 per cent capacity).

    Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and North Bay Parry Sound District are not included in the regions moving into the tiered system and the stay-at-home order will remain in place until at least Feb. 22.

    Ontario's economy is successful through its unique combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, exports and a drive for innovation. Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries.

    After plunging in 2020, Canadian GDP is expected to go up in 2021, by about 6 per cent, the Conference Board of Canada's latest estimate. GDP growth should continue strong thereafter. In the meantime, Ottawa seems to be financing its debt at rock-bottom rates.

    Ontario is very highly populated. Ontario Population Growth is impressive. Much of the province's growth is driven by immigration, as it has been for more than 200 years. Recent sources of immigrants are Caribbeans, Latin Americans, Asians, Africans and Europeans, many of whom have settled in urban areas.

    By 2019, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce reported that Ontario's debt was over $348 billion (representing about 41% of provincial GDP of almost $850 billion). Ontario's GDP is much larger than any of the other provinces and is almost half of Canada's GDP.

    Here are the 4 Richest Provinces and Territories of Canada:

    Rank Province or Territory GDP (Millions of CAD)
    1 Ontario 763,276
    2 Quebec 380,972
    3 Alberta 326,433
    4 British Columbia 249,981

    These are most revenue generating industries in Ontario:

    Real estate and rental and leasing
    Finance and insurance
    Professional, scientific and technical services