Timmins declares state of emergency as COVID-19 case numbers surge – CBC

Mayor George Pirie says hundreds of vaccination clinic spaces are empty in northeastern Ontario city

May 17, 2021

Timmins Mayor George Pirie has declared a state of emergency for the northeastern Ontario city because of the rapid and unchecked spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

“I want to send a very clear and strong message that COVID-19 is a threat to residents in the city of Timmins,” Pirie told a news conference Monday.

“We are seeing a dramatic rise in cases in our region as we continue to battle COVID-19. We have declared a state of emergency to insure that we can act fast to further protect our residents and local businesses.”

There are 250 active cases in the Porcupine catchment area. The Timmins and District Hospital reported 10 COVID-19-positive patients averaging age 42.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/timmins-state-of-emergency-may-17-1.6029941

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