Global National: April 1, 2021 | Ontario declares 4-week “emergency brake” shutdown

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    On this episode of Global National: Ontario Premier Doug Ford is imposing a four-week “emergency brake” shutdown across the province as cases of coronavirus variants and hospitalizations soar. Travis Dhanraj explains what the restrictions are, why critics say these rules are not tough enough and how businesses are fearing for their future again.

    Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have gone to waste in Canada. Heather Yourex-West explains why, and how there’s a patchwork of plans to prevent further losses as frustrations grow across the country.

    In Europe, a third wave of COVID-19 is crashing down and some nations are responding by ramping up restrictions. Crystal Goomansingh looks at some of the new protocols, how politics are clashing with this crisis and what makes this wave worse than the first two.

    WARNING: This video contains disturbing content. Jackson Proskow explains how George Floyd’s death triggered an uprising and reckoning with racial injustice that the U.S. hasn’t seen in decades.

    Plus, a little Ontario boy named Jude Leyton has been reunited with his parents after he became lost in the woods for three days all by himself. Abigail Bimman describes the desperate search for the three-year-old, who found him, and what likely saved his life.

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