Ontario to give update on COVID-19 vaccination plan on Thursday

Published July 8, 2021 at 11:51 am


TORONTO — Ontario is set to update its COVID-19 vaccination plan Thursday (July 8).

The province’s Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones are scheduled to speak at a news conference at 10 a.m.

The province has passed its COVID-19 vaccination target for entering Step 3, with 78 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 49 per cent fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.

Cases have declined as well, with 194 new infections reported on Wednesday and no new deaths linked to the virus.

Ontario is in Step 2 of its reopening plan after a provincewide lockdown through the spring.

Mayors and chairs from the largest municipalities in the Toronto and Hamilton areas called for clear guidance on Step 3 earlier in the week so that businesses and organizations can plan effectively for the changes.

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