Mississauga, Brampton residents anticipate lifting of COVID restrictions next week


Published January 18, 2022 at 6:45 pm

Ontario Premier Doug Ford suggests restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the Omicron variant could be lifted next week, returning some normalcy to the lives of Mississauga and Brampton residents.

Speaking in Ottawa today, Ford said “good news” will be announced soon that will likely see some restrictions lifted or at least go back to the levels experienced before Omicron hit.

The restrictions were implemented two weeks ago and have affected the operation of restaurants, bars, gyms, theatres as well as restricting the number of people who can gather.

While the move was made to slow this latest variant of COVID-19, there has been little evidence that it has been successful in keeping patients out of hospitals and intensive care units.

Still, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer, said he is optimistic there could soon be a turnaround in the number of infections which will bring about the changes to restrictions.

Both the public and business operators have complained about the restrictions with many indicating that precautions undertaken throughout the pandemic have been good enough to keep people safe.

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