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Ontario to roll out fall preparedness plan

Ontario is set to roll out its fall preparedness plan this week.

It comes as Ontario announced 425 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the highest daily number of cases since early June.

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott says parts of the plan will be rolled out over the next several days beginning on Tuesday.

When asked during his daily press briefing what’s holding up the plan, Premier Doug Ford said what happened in March is different than what happened in July and is different than September, adding “things are changing day by day.”

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Part of the plan will see expanded hours at assessment centres and pharmacies starting to do testing for asymptomatic cases, according to Elliott.

Ford also added Ottawa needs to play a “more active role” in testing and he’s hoping money will be announced in this week’s throne speech.

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