PROVINCE OUT WITH NEW COVID-19 PROJECTIONS MONDAY

Apr 17, 2020

By Christine Ross

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Premier Doug Ford hinted at positive numbers when the latest pandemic projections are released on Monday. During his daily briefing, Ford said “the results are positive, I’ll never say they’re good or great but were positive for the public sector, but in long term care we do have a challenge.” Ford also says the government can’t and won’t give up on the most vulnerable or the brave men and woman working on the front-lines in long term care facilities, retirement and group homes. He’s promising enhanced wages for those employees following his conference call with the Prime Minister.

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Meantime, the province hasn’t indicated when school will resume and the education minister is preparing for all scenarios, including no school in September. Stephen Lecce also says the province has launched what he calls the ‘most ambitious learning plan in this country’ that includes distributing 21,000 iPads to support learning at home.

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