Ontario’s Ford reiterates he won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for health-care workers | FULL

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Global News published this video item, entitled “Ontario’s Ford reiterates he won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for health-care workers | FULL” – below is their description.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford reiterated his stance Monday that while he encourages all health-care workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine, he had no intention on making it mandatory.

The question came during an announcement on hospital funding in Ottawa.

Ford was also asked about the University Health Network (UHN), one of Ontario’s biggest hospital systems, requiring unvaccinated workers to provide a COVID-19 test at least 48 hours before showing up for work. He said he supported the policy, but said he would not “dictate” to other hospitals to implement the same.

He also spoke about protocols that will be in place for once the province reaches thresholds to move past Step 3 of the province’s COVID-19 restrictions, saying the plan would be coming out soon from chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore. He added he expects most of the protocols would be “gone” with the exception of a few that Moore believes need to stay in place.

The premier also spoke briefly about the wildfires raging in northern Ontario, saying they were “throwing” all possible resources to the areas impacted, but stopped short of saying he would declare a state of emergency nor answering why he had yet to do so despite calls from opposition parties.

As of Monday, Ontario is reporting 119 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase seen in two weeks, bringing the provincial total to 549,447. The death toll in the province now stands at 9,316 as three new deaths were recorded.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8059694/ontario-covid-19-cases-july-26-coronavirus/

Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc

Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ

Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt

Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB

#GlobalNews #COVID19 #coronavirus

Global News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - Global News

Global News is the news and current affairs division of the Canadian Global Television Network, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Recent from Global News:

  • Belgian police clash with COVID-19 protesters in Brussels
  • Pope Francis visits refugee camp in Greece, condemns migrant exploitation
  • Cross Canada Spotlight: 6-year-old hockey coach goes viral, research on sea lions helping humans
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Belgian police clash with COVID-19 protesters in Brussels
  • Omicron variant cases double in UK
  • Police DISPERSE Belgian protesters with water cannon
  • 99.9% of COVID-19 cases in US are delta: Walensky | ABC News
  • Public health officials on what we know—and don’t—about the omicron variant
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....