The Canadian province of Ontario is reportedly headed for “another full-scale lockdown” to combat COVID-19 including a “provincewide stay-at-home order” and “new restrictions on big box stores”:
Ontario is headed for another full-scale lockdown, with non-essential retail closed starting tomorrow at midnight. Sources say the Ford government will announce a provincewide stay-at-home order, and new restrictions for big box stores. https://t.co/kCHIh1Zhow pic.twitter.com/HYYx2PuSlc
— NEWS 1130 (@NEWS1130) April 7, 2021
If this report is true, this lockdown will be as dumb as other lockdowns. Is COVID-19 really spreading in bib box stores selling allegedly nonessential merchandise?
BREAKING NOW: #Ontario will announce a PROVINCE WIDE stay-at-home order going into effect at 12:01 AM on Thursday.
▫️Grocery & Pharmacy to remain open
▫️Big Box stores can only sell essential items. #onpoli #ontariolockdown
— Rob Gill (@vote4robgill) April 7, 2021
And all nonessential retail will have to sell curbside only:
#BREAKING – The Ford government will announce an Ontario wide stay-at-home order, nonessential retail will be restricted to curb-side pickup only, and big box stores will be restricted to essential aisles only, sources tell 680NEWS.
— Richard Southern (@richard680news) April 7, 2021
Or maybe they can just vaccinate everyone? Why not that option?
Asked why the province doesn't start vaccinating teachers now, Ontario’s Solicitor General appeared to indicate there is not enough doses on hand to do that, however, there are approximately 1M doses of vaccine currently sitting in freezers in Ontario https://t.co/GuA8MBKibg
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) April 6, 2021
And all this has Canadians dreaming of Texas and Florida:
While Texas and Florida are in full swing and kicking ass.
We in Ontario are still in a full year lockdown and now our schools are closed
Texas is looking good to move there.
Great gun laws.
Tech sector pic.twitter.com/CAYYQ6QuPm
— Ameer Rosic (@AmeerRosic) April 6, 2021
A month ago Texas declared the state was open, today their COVID numbers are far better than Ontario's and 40,000 fans are in the stands to watch the @BlueJays play @Rangers in Arlington.
Read & RT #onpoli #cdnpoli #covid19 #COVID19Ontario https://t.co/KoJk7w7h25
— Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) April 5, 2021
Premier Doug Ford is telling people things will hopefully be better by summer:
The new supply of vaccines we have received has allowed us to dramatically expand vaccinations in pharmacies, primary care settings, and mass immunization sites.
If you are eligible, PLEASE DON’T DELAY signing up for your VACCINE. pic.twitter.com/tXWegkL1nS
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) April 6, 2021
Ford will make it official at 2:00 p.m.:
?Premier Ford to announce new restrictions at 2pm pic.twitter.com/Iv8KklRCs0
— Meagan Fitzpatrick (@fitz_meagan) April 7, 2021