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Ford Says 'We Can't Let Our Guard Down For A Second' As Ontario Declares Third Wave

Ontario's COVID-19 advisory group released its prediction of what's to come.
Ford Says 'We Can't Let Our Guard Down For A Second' As Ontario Declares Third Wave

Premier Doug Ford is telling residents to stay cautious after news broke that Ontario's third wave of COVID-19 has been declared.

Making comments to reporters on Tuesday, Ford said "we can't let our guard down for a second" and must continue to follow COVID-19 protocols as the province is predicted to reach its highest case counts yet.

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Ontario's leading COVID-19 advisory group announced on Tuesday that Ontario is in a third wave and is facing more COVID-19 cases than before due to the variants of concern.

At Tuesday's press conference, Ford said he "respects" the advisory table's findings and said he'd soon be sitting down and talking to provincial health officials.

"I'd be very, very cautious moving forward," he said.

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