Patrick Brown confident looser restrictions coming after 28 days to Brampton and Mississauga


Published April 9, 2021 at 9:09 pm

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The mayor of Brampton is confident Peel Region will see a loosening of COVID restrictions once the current stay-at-home order ends.

Although the region had a record 762 new cases of the virus today, Patrick Brown believes all the pieces of the plan are coming together to push numbers down so that Brampton residents can return to somewhat of a normal routine this summer.

While Brown would like Peel to move from the grey lock down zone into the red zone under the provincial guidelines to combating COVID, he stopped short of predicting what will happen, instead saying that targeted vaccinations should make things better.

“I’m optimistic because vaccines are finally going to come to Brampton,” he said. “Since the vaccines started to roll out a few months ago we’ve been complaining that the hotspots weren’t prioritized. Now anyone over the age of 18 can get a vaccine in a hotspot and everywhere in Brampton is a hotspot.”

The mayor went on to say the new protocols will mean essential workers, warehouse employees and teachers will be eligible for the vaccine which places Brampton in a different position from the one earlier where cases continually were on the rise with little help being offered.

“Help is on the way, and I am thankful for that,” he said. “I think we are going to be in a very different position when the 28-day stay-at-home order ends.”



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