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Ford says there will be 'further restrictions moving forward'

'This variant is moving hour-by-hour, day-by-day so we have to move with it and be nimble and be quick and that’s what we’re doing,' says Ford
2021-04-06 DoFo April 6
Ontario Premier Doug Ford talks at a virtual news conference April 6, 2021.

Days after a provincial shutdown was put in place, Ontario Premier Doug Ford hinted at further restrictions to come. 

In a news conference today, Ford said the government made a "massive move" by "shutting down the entire province" April 3.

“But we’re going to have further restrictions moving forward, very very quickly. And again we have to focus on where we see the problem,” he said.

He noted there are three problem areas representing about 60 per cent of the COVID-19 cases — York, Peel and Toronto.

"When you have an inferno going on somewhere you have to turn the hoses there, you have to continue doing the whole province, but we’re really focusing on the hot areas and we’ll be sending mobile units into those hot areas and these companies to make sure that we target those and hopefully once we do that we’re going to see the numbers come down," he said. 

He said a stay-at-home order will be discussed tomorrow.

With growing frustration over changing rules, Ford was asked why people weren't being told today.

“You can’t just make a decision and hope it’s going to stick for two weeks. This variant is moving hour-by-hour, day-by-day so we have to move with it and be nimble and be quick and that’s what we’re doing,” he said.

He said the government will be "very clear tomorrow".

He mentioned big employers and neighbourhoods in certain areas would be targeted. It's not clear if the further measures will affect the whole province.


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