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Airports: no more restrictions but chaos remains

TORONTO – The easing of restrictions at Canadian airports could worsen the situation instead of improving it: according to some experts, in fact, the decisions taken by the government to ease the delays and the queues created in particular at the “Pearson” airport in Toronto will have, as effect, an increase in the volume of passengers. (more…)

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The experts: “The stop to restrictions? A mistake”

TORONTO – Having let your guard down can cost Ontario dearly. There is no doubt that some health officials in Ontario and Quebec – two provinces officially in the middle of the sixth wave – attribute the increase in infections caused by the sub-variant of Covid-19 Omicron BA.2 to the removal of restrictions such as the obligation to wear a mask and vaccination certificates. 


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Restrictions removed, soon we return to the office

TORONTO – Despite the unknown future – no one knows what Covid-19 will hold for us in the months to come – easing restrictions has begun around the world. Since today, in Ontario the vaccination passport is no longer required in most restaurants, gyms and cinemas while nightclubs, sports clubs and concert halls can eliminate capacity limits. Probably in two weeks the obligation to wear a mask will also fall. (more…)

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From tomorrow Ontario relaxes anti Covid restrictions

TORONTO – Almost all the restrictions launched in Ontario to fight the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted. From tomorrow the vaccination certificate will no longer be necessary to access indoor environments of non-essential activities. This is the most important change: this means that businesses, for example, will no longer be required to ask customers for proof of at least two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine to allow entry. Stores, however, to ensure the safety of their staff and for the peace of mind it offers to their customers, can nevertheless continue to keep the vaccination certificate in force. 


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Ontario, some restrictions removed from tomorrow

TORONTO – Despite everything, there are conditions for a first easing of restrictions. This is what Ontario Premier Doug Ford said when he announced that from tomorrow gyms, restaurants, theaters, casinos – everyone can open at 50% of the capacity – and indoor social gatherings will increase from 5 to 10, outdoors they can reach 25. In addition, it will be possible to consume food or drinks at indoor sporting events, in concert halls, theaters and cinemas: masks will be required when people are not busy drinking or eating. 


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Protest of COVID-19 restrictions unfolds in Ottawa

TORONTO – Second day of protest today in Ottawa. Thousands of protesters joined the “Freedom Rally” organized by a group of truck drivers to denounce the obligation of vaccination to cross the border with the United States and on Saturday they reached the Capital. The two-day protest was accompanied by an endless series of controversies, accusations and poisons destined to have a long aftermath in the immediate future. First of all, the demonstration of truck drivers, which started from British Columbia, in recent days has completely changed its nature and identity. 


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Omicron is a threat: Ford Government scramble to re-impose restrictions

TORONTO – Too late and too little: a film already seen, during this interminable Covid-19 pandemic. The provincial Government eventually decided to implement some mild restrictions to try to contain the new wave of Omicron that is sweeping Ontario as well as the rest of the world. 


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Ontario, new restrictions and third doses for everyone: but the wait is endless

TORONTO – Today, in Ontario stricter public health measures returned, with lower capacity limits in restaurants and social gatherings. Premier Doug Ford announced the new restrictions on Friday, saying the Omicron variant is so contagious that it threatens to “overwhelm the healthcare system.”  (more…)

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Ontario, the virus does not give up and the restrictions will remain

TORONTO – Fewer tampons, fewer cases. The drop in new infections recorded today, 887 against 1,184 on Sunday, bodes well for only a few seconds: the time to look at the number of tests performed, that is 25,981 against 31,735 on Sunday. The positivity rate, in fact, rises from 3.2% to 3.5% in twenty-four hours and the moving average of daily cases calculated over seven days is now equal to 940, an increase both compared to today (926) and compared to as of a week ago (783). Three deaths were also recorded today, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in Ontario to 10,027.  (more…)

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Omicron, Canada at the crossroads between restrictions and vaccination mandate

TORONTO – There is growing concern about the Omicron variant in Canada and the rest of the world. The new strain, highly contagious compared to the original Covid-19, has forced many countries to reactivate restrictions that had been set aside in recent months and has fueled the debate on the need to get to the mandatory vaccination of the population.  (more…)

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Ontario, the lifting of anti-Covid-19 restrictions kicks off tomorrow

TORONTO – As expected, on Friday Doug Ford presented the plan that will decree Ontario’s exit from Phase 3 with the revocation of all remaining public health measures, including the green pass and the obligation of indoor masks by March 2022. The first step towards pre-Covid-19 normality comes into force tomorrow: capacity limits are no longer in most facilities where proof of vaccination is required, including restaurants, sports facilities and indoor gyms, casinos, bingo halls and indoor spaces for meetings and events. Places of worship, museums, and personal care facilities such as barbershops and salons can also eliminate capacity limits if they require proof of vaccination.  (more…)

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A thousand cases in two days: restrictions in Saskatchewan

REGINA – First Alberta, now Saskatchewan: on Sunday, the province broke three negative records, registering the highest number of new daily cases, hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care. In fact, Saskatchewan reported 543 new cases of Covid-19 and 1 death on Sunday and 439 new cases on Saturday, thus adding 982 infections in total over the weekend. And also on Friday there were 472 cases, of which 383 (81%) detected in unvaccinated individuals, 25 (5%) partially vaccinated and 64 (14%) fully vaccinated, as evidenced by the graphic (in the pic above) published on the Saskatchewan government’s Twitter page (https://twitter.com/SKGov).  (more…)

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The United States has loosened travel restrictions to 60 countries, including Canada

In the face of declining Covid disease statistics around the world, the United States has decided to make it easier for its citizens to travel to nearly 60 countries.

The US Department of State decided to lower the so-called “travel warnings” for travel to many countries, including among others Canada, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. (more…)

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Covid, Canada’s provinces amid restrictions and loosening

TORONTO – Canada is a two-speed country during this Covid pandemic: while in some provinces there is tentative evidence of loosening restrictions, in others further restrictions are implemented to stem the spread of the virus.

Ontario, as Premier Doug Ford announced last Thursday, will reopen in three steps at 21-day intervals: phase one is expected to begin on June 14. (more…)

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Covid restrictions, government at the crossroads on reopening the economy

TORONTO – Start with a gradual process of reopening the economy or move forward with the harsh anti-Covid restrictions? This is the crux of the matter that the provincial government will have to untie in the coming days, in view of the expiry of the current obligation to stay at home – which ends in Ontario on May 20 – and the parallel long list of restrictive measures put in place in April to cope with the surge in cases. (more…)

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Travel watch update, restrictions and current global requirements:

International travel destinations to which safe travel is allowed changes frequently; therefore, passengers leaving Canada should double-check their travel plans with the U.S. Embassy or the Canadian Government, as well as their preferred airline.

The Canadian government has strongly discouraged non-essential travel.  However, passengers who must travel or are planning a future trip later this year and in 2022 should seek the advice of a certified travel agent.


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Nursing homes: more vaccinated, fewer restrictions

Caregiver helping an elderly woman with her walking aid outdoors in the grounds of the retirement home.

They will resume having lunch together, participating in social activities, embracing those who care for them. Thanks to the increase in vaccination rates, Ontario has decided to relax in long-term care homes the restrictions adopted to contain Covid-19 infections. (more…)

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Ford between a rock and a hard place: it’s a clash over measures and new restrictions

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Controversy rages in Ontario over government measures to stem the surge in cases. (more…)

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Covid out of control, today Ford will announce new restrictions

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – New restrictions on the way to curb the surge in Covid-19 infections. The Provincial Government of Ontario could today announce the new crackdown, in the face of an epidemiological curve that has returned to run strongly in the last 10 days, with the new daily cases above 2 thousand for a week and with intensive care admissions marking the new record since the beginning of the pandemic. (more…)

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Ontario easing COVID-19 restrictions but new cases remain above 2,000

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The provincial government announces the easing of some restrictions in many regions of Ontario, despite the progressive increase in Covid-19 infections. As had already happened during the last year during the pandemic, at certain stages there is a contradictory approach on the part of the executive in a delicate attempt to maintain a balance between health needs and those of the economy. (more…)

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