Premier Doug Ford is once again pleading with the federal government to tighten border restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. And this time, he is warning of a fourth wave.
The premier's office released a statement on Tuesday, saying that the provincial government has tried multiple times to appeal to the federal government on the issue, but has received no "formal response."
The letter outlines the danger of keeping Toronto Pearson International Airport open as flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to land in the province. It also calls on the federal government to ban all non-essential travel.
"We are once again pleading with the federal government to impose stricter measures at our borders, including banning all non-essential travel, implementing pre-departure PCR testing for domestic flights and closing the quarantine loophole at land border crossings," the statement reads.
"More can and must be done. We cannot sit back and watch the fourth wave of COVID-19 walk across our border," it said.
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It will be tested on over 60 buses throughout the coming months. Residents taking the 35 Jane route will be able to access free Wi-Fi starting at the end of May, while the 102 Markham Rd. route will launch the pilot in early June.
The buses will reportedly be "specially marked" to help commuters identify which ones offer internet services.
In a tweet, Toronto revealed that all of its city clinics are either "fully booked" or "close to" fully booked from today until June 2021 — a reality that Mayor John Tory says is solely down to supply.
While there is no set date on when students will be returning to in-person learning, Yaffe reassures that schools will be the first thing to open.
"Keeping in mind that schools would be the first to open among all the things because that is the most important aspect," Yaffe stated when talking about a reopening, "I can't tell you exactly when, but we want to be careful. We don't want to open too soon and close immediately after."