Ontario, Canada’s largest populous state, stalled by Omicron, schools, restaurants and gyms closed

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Ontario, Canada’s largest populous state, stalled by Omicron, schools, restaurants and gyms closed


  • Omicron is likely to affect a large population in Canada
  • In the new order, staples stores will remain open at 50% capacity.
  • More than 1 lakh of new cases are expected to arrive in the coming days.

All schools in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, were ordered to close. This decision has been made in view of the increasing infection by the new Corona variant, Omicron. Schools were instructed to operate online.

Apart from this, it was announced that the restaurant would be closed on Monday. In this order, gyms and cinemas will also remain closed and hospitals have also been asked to stop all non-urgent surgeries.

On the other hand, as in the United States, record new infections are also being observed in Ontario. Ford pointed to projections that the total number of patients in hospitals will exceed capacity in a few weeks due to Omicron, which will affect a larger population.

Ford said a tsunami of new cases is coming, expected to bring in 100,000 new cases a day. Ontario has a population of more than 14.7 million. Andrew Morris, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Toronto and medical director of the Sinai University Health Network Antimicrobial Management Program, said he would have no choice but to do so.

Morris said hospital capacity is much higher in the United States than in Canada. Dr. Chaim Bell, a general internist based out of a Sinai Health hospital in Toronto, also noted that Canada has the lowest number of hospital beds per capita due to its industrial field, with hospitals often over 100% of its capacity. space.

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It will take at least January 17 for the schools to get back to running smoothly. Ontario retail stores will only open stores with 50% capacity. Also, taking into account the social distance in these stores, no more than five people will be allowed.

(with associated press entry)


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