Ontario to give update on COVID-19 vaccination plan on Thursday

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TORONTO — Ontario is set to update its COVID-19 vaccination plan today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones are scheduled to speak at a news conference this morning.

The province has passed its COVID-19 vaccination target for entering Step 3, with 78 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 49 per cent fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.

Cases have declined as well, with 194 new infections reported on Wednesday and no new deaths linked to the virus.

Ontario is in Step 2 of its reopening plan after a provincewide lockdown through the spring.

Mayors and chairs from the largest municipalities in the Toronto and Hamilton areas called for clear guidance on Step 3 earlier in the week so that businesses and organizations can plan effectively for the changes.