More extreme measures needed as situation worsens – Ford
Ontario Premier, Doug Ford, has warned that more extreme measures needed to combat pandemic as the positive cases surge to dangerous levels.
Ontario on Friday unveiled more than 4,200 cases, citing a data backlog that accounts for about 450 of the new infections. However, even if those 450 cases were removed from Friday’s total there would still be a record 3,799 new infections logged.
“The shutdown won’t end at the end of January, and we will have to look at more extreme measures,” Ford said in his daily briefing. “This is the most serious situation we’ve ever been in since the beginning of the pandemic.”
The premier made the comments while saying that new COVID-19 modelling would be released on Monday or Tuesday of next week and that the data would be so shocking, residents will “fall off their chair” upon its release.
“Everything is on the table right now. There will be further measures, because this is getting out of control and we have to do whatever it takes,” Ford said. “We are in a crisis. It is scary. And we need to work together.”