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Ontario Officials Warn Of A 'Complicated And Difficult' Second Wave (VIDEO)

It will be "more difficult to deal with than the first wave."

Health officials are starting to speak out about what Ontario's second wave might look like, and it doesn't look good. On Monday, the Minister of Health said that the second wave may in fact be more challenging than the first. However, the province is ready to take action.

When asked about the possibility of a second wave, Ford did not hold back.

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“Is it coming? Yeah, I believe it’s coming as sure as I’m standing here,” he admitted.

The premier called out Ottawa, Toronto, and Peel for the uptick in cases, particularly those breaking protocol to attend gatherings and parties.

Health Minister Christine Elliott warned of the unique dangers of the upcoming wave and explained how it will differ from the first.

“I think it’s fair to say that the second wave is going to be more complicated and more difficult to deal with than the first wave,” she began.

“We [...] have flu season approaching in addition to having a reduced capacity in our hospitals.”

The reduced capacity is due to the limited space in long-term care homes, which led to residents moving into hospitals.

The demand for COVID-19 testing is also increasing. People all over the province are waiting for several hours for tests, CBC reports.

Ford addressed this in the briefing, saying that all provinces are working to increase testing capacity.

This will be crucial heading into winter, as waiting hours in sub-zero temperatures could become a problem.

Both Ford and Elliott were asked about moving regions back into stage 2 on Monday. While they said they were hesitant to do so, they "would if [they] had to."

However, Elliott assured Ontarians that the province was ready for anything.

"We’re prepared for the worst and we’re ready for it," she said.

"We have our fall plan ready to go and we’ll be rolling that out very shortly.”

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BC Is Clamping Down Hard On Non-Essential Travel & Adding 'Random' Checks With Fines

"There will be a fine if you are travelling outside of your area without a legitimate reason."

On Monday, April 19, Premier John Horgan announced that B.C. travel restrictions will now be increased to eliminate non-essential travel within the province. 

Horgan said that starting on Friday there will be new orders in place to "restrict people’s ability to leave their health authority. This will be conducted through random audits, not unlike roadside stops.”

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Jagmeet Singh Wants Trudeau To Declare A Federal Emergency ASAP To 'Help Ontario'

He wrote a letter to the PM about the situation.👇📝

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario continues to increase rapidly, Jagmeet Singh has called on Justin Trudeau to consider using the Federal Emergencies Act.

In a letter shared via Twitter, the NDP leader urged the PM to consider declaring a federal emergency in Canada, which would allow the government to issue orders and reallocate funding quickly following a Parliamentary review.

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Justin Trudeau Says He's Put 'Everything On The Table' For Federal Help In Ontario (VIDEO)

The PM has reached out to other Premiers to see what they can do to help out.

Things are getting bad enough in Ontario and Toronto that Justin Trudeau is sending us encouraging videos to comfort us.

In a video posted on Sunday, April 18, the prime minister urged Ontarians not to "give up" and laid out the ways the federal government and other provinces are helping Ontario deal with its third wave.

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