New provincial COVID-19 restrictions could come Tuesday


Chatham-Kent MOH says Omicron variant now makes up 50 per cent of Ontario’s COVID cases

The Independent has learned the Ford government is likely to introduce some province wide measures Tuesday to help control the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19..

Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby, has told our sister paper, The Herald, the cabinet is considering measures to be announced tomorrow as the number of COVID-19 continues to rise as the Omicron variant takes hold in the province. Today, Public Health Ontario publicly reported 1,536 cases of COVID-19 with about 30 per cent of those being the Omicron variant.

Colby says in an emergency phone call last night, local medical officers of health were told by Public Health Ontario Omicron Sunday night made up 50 per cent of the COVID-19 cases at that time.

Colby says there is a lag in the public reporting the data.

More to come…