Ontario is implementing stricter public health measures as the province sets the COVID-19 case record. Additionally, Ontario has also changed the process of getting a COVID-19 test in an effort to allow Ontario’s network of labs to work through a backlog of tests. However, there are no new restrictions to temporarily close any restaurants or bars, and no limitation on dine-in.
Recently, there have been reports criticising the government for failing to properly take on the SARS experience 17 years ago, resulting in illnesses and deaths of front-line workers and medical staff during this COVID-19 pandemic.
OMNI TV has interviewed Josephine Wong, professor at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University, to discuss the effectiveness of these new provincial safety measures and talk about if they are enough to deal with the second wave of COVID-19 in the province.
Josephine is also the nominated Principal Investigator of Project PROTECH. She has involved in the SARS outbreak work back in 2003 as part of the Toronto Public Health team. You can view the full interview from the video link below. Welcome to share!