Ontario suspends next step to lift COVID restrictions

Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, as a precautionary measure, we are suspending the lifting of capacity limits to maintain an indoor “high risk setting”. Presentation November 10th.

The state has the lowest incidence of the most active cases in the country, with stable hospital and intensive care unit capacity, but effective reproduction numbers and positive rates “have increased slightly over the past week.” I am.

The government states that such increases were “always expected” as people moved indoors due to weather and mitigation of measures.

Under the latest RulesExisting capacity limits and distance requirements set to be lifted in the next few days will continue to apply to certain indoor facilities, such as facilities with dance facilities such as nightclubs and reception halls.

Dr. Keeran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Ontario, who announced the latest update, said at a news conference that it was primarily young people who were driving the transmission.

“Sadly, it’s mainly in the 20-39 age group,” he said. “It’s mainly the social environment where we unmask, where we come into close contact when we move indoors in a closed space. And that’s where most of the communication happens. This is the place where you are. “

Moore said he didn’t want his state to step back.

“I’ve always been advice to the government. I’ll pause if necessary, but I won’t go back,” he said, adding that he promised to keep the school open. But he left open options for community intervention in case of a sharp rise in infection rates.

The state had the majority reported as of November 10th. Case 232 out of 454 were fully vaccinated. However, vaccination represents a much larger group of populations, with 85% of Ontarians receiving at least two doses.

COVID-19, Ontario data Shows an increase in positive cases in the unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and fully vaccinated populations since October 31st.

In addition to moving indoors due to cold weather and deregulation, reduced vaccine efficacy can increase the number of cases. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in August that vaccines continued to work “very well” to prevent illness and death, but “what they can’t do anymore is to prevent infection.” “.

Ontario recommends a third dose to vulnerable people and healthcare professionals.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in October found that the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against infections dropped to 20% between 5 and 7 months after the second dose.

Noe Chartier


NoƩ Chartier is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter.