Canada: Ontario regime closes schools, indoor dining and gyms

Source: Hastings Tribune

“All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by the ultra-contagious omicron variant, Ontario’s premier announced Monday. Premier Doug Ford also announced the closure of indoor dining. Gyms and cinemas will also close. Ontario is seeing record new infections and there are concerns about hospital capacity. ‘I know online learning is not ideal,’ Ford said. ‘The fact is omicron spreads like wildfire.’ The reopening of schools has been delayed until at least Jan. 17.” [editor’s note: Once again the narrative shifts, from “deaths and overcrowded hospitals” to “cases” of mostly minimal severity – SAT] (01/03/22)