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Ontario announces plan to contain COVID-19 variants

Patty Aguilar | 30 January, 2021, 02:05

Those who refuse, Health Minister Christine Elliott says, will be issued a ticket.

"This plan will act as a first line of defence against new variants of this virus", Ford said.

That's why today, our government is taking swift and decisive action.

The new measure will take effect on Monday at Toronto Pearson International Airport, according to a senior government source with knowledge of the announcement.

Ford has been pushing the federal government to bring in more travel restrictions but a source tells the Star the province has not been given any certainty and is exhausted of waiting.

A six-point plan set out Friday by the government will ramp up capacity to detect variants more quickly, tweak isolation policies, and require mandatory on-arrival testing of all global travellers arriving at Pearson Airport by February 1, among other steps.

Additionally, in addition to being tested pre-departure, the federal government will also require air traveller to get tested when they arrive as well. But if the test is positive, they will be taken to a government facility. "We're releasing a six-point plan to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants".

"That's why I have advocated for these changes and enhanced federal quarantine enforcement, why the GTHA Mayors and Chairs supported stricter travel measures earlier this week, and why I have supported Premier Ford's calls for mandatory testing at our airports".

"We're going to do our best to keep that number down and understand how [the variant] is going to affect our hospital admission rates and ICU rates, then we'll have to modify our numbers accordingly".

We welcome the new measures announced by the federal government today, but we need a stop gap to prevent new cases, including variant cases, from arriving in Ontario until those measures are fully in place.

As they await the result, they will be required to wait in quarantine for three days at a supervised hotel.

A patchwork of enhanced screening and genomic sequencing of samples over the past two months has found 51 examples of B.1.1.7 in Ontario, along with several hundred more probable cases tied to two long-term care homes in Simcoe County.

The mandatory testing order for global travellers will come into effect on Monday at noon at Toronto's Pearson worldwide Airport, and will soon apply to land border crossings between provinces and the U.S.in Ontario.

"I'd like to acknowledge the leadership of Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat in making this commitment to suspend flights and be such strong partners in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants", the prime minister said.

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