Sinthia Hoque:-New public health measures take place in Ontario today across nine regions with two going into lockdown. These measures were taken in place, in order to lower the number of daily infections and to limit the spread of COVID-19 and its highly contagious variants.
The Thunder Bay and Simcoe Muskoka health unit have been seeing a higher case count lately and it is partly due to the transmission of more infectious variants of the virus.
These districts were moved to the grey tier of Ontario’s color-coded pandemic response plan, in what the province has described as an, “emergency break”.
Some of these measures will include but will not be limited to, limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people, closing indoor dining’s and forcing non essential retailers to function at a 25% capacity.
The region’s color-coded pandemic response will be categorized as Niagara Region going into red, The Chatham-Kent, Middlesex-London and Southwestern units into orange tier, Haldimand-Norfolk and Huron Perth moving to yellow, and Grey Bruce will have the least restrictive measures and move to the green tier.
Restrictions will ease for seven other health units, as they move down a level in the provincial framework.
News source: CTV News