The Guardian reports:
Canada’s most populous province is to enter a “hard lockdown” as Ontario experiences an alarming rate of new coronavirus cases before the Christmas holidays.
“Thousands of lives are at stake now,” said Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, on Monday, as he announced a slate of new restrictions that go into effect on Boxing Day. “If we fail to take action now, the consequences could be catastrophic.
Ford cited a spike in cases for the new measures, calling the decision a necessary move. “Make no mistake, thousands of lives are at stake right now,” he said.
— CTV Montreal (@CTVMontreal) December 21, 2020
— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) December 21, 2020