Ontario’s top doctor to provide COVID-19 update for first time in more than 4 weeks – CBC

Announcement to come as Public Health Ontario report proposes re-introducing some mask mandates

Apr 11, 2022

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, is set to provide an update today on how the province is managing COVID-19 and expanding access to antivirals.

The news conference, which will be the first Moore has held since early March, comes on the heels of a report by Public Health Ontario that shows COVID-19 cases, test positivity rates and hospitalizations have gone up since March 21, when the province ended mandatory masking in most indoor spaces.

“The full impact of lifting masking and other measures may not yet be observable, given limited PCR testing eligibility and lagging hospitalization data,” the report says.

It proposes bringing back indoor masking and extending masking mandates in high-risk settings as possible elements of a “layered” strategy to mitigate a surge in cases.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid19-april-11-2022-kieran-moore-briefing-1.6415524

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