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Ontario to update COVID-19 projections, vaccination rollout ahead of Friday reopening

Last Updated Jun 10, 2021 at 8:47 am EDT

Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Ontario Health, (left to right), Dr. Peter Donnelly, President and CEO of Public Health Ontario and Adalsteinn Brown of the University of Toronto attend a media briefing on COVID-19 provincial modelling in Toronto on April 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Summary

Ontario enters the first step of its reopening plan on Friday, which will allow limited retail shopping and patio dining


More restrictions will loosen after 21 days if pandemic indicators improve and more people get vaccinated


Ontario is to release new COVID-19 projections and an update on its vaccine rollout Thursday on the eve of its economic reopening.

New modelling will be presented at the afternoon pandemic update with the province’s top doctor.

Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones will update Ontario’s vaccination plan at a separate news conference.

The modelling and vaccination updates will come as the province prepares to enter the first step of its reopening plan on Friday, which will allow limited retail shopping and patio dining.


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New COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have dropped in recent weeks and the province is moving ahead with the first step of its reopening plan a few days early.

More restrictions will loosen after 21 days if pandemic indicators improve and more people get vaccinated.