TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford is set to announce new public health measures this afternoon, as another region of Ontario heads into lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Media reports suggest he will send the entire province into lockdown, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
The 1 p.m. news conference comes on the first day of Hamilton’s lockdown.
The region is the fifth in the province to enter the “grey” zone of the colour-coded, tiered pandemic response plan.
It joins Toronto and Peel, where lockdowns were just renewed, and York and Windsor-Essex.
In lockdown zones, restaurants can offer only takeout and delivery service, and only essential retailers can remain open.