Ford warns of more lockdowns, asks Ontarians not to make Easter plans

Province reports largest single-day spike in intensive care admissions

Premier Doug Ford is asking Ontarians not to travel for the Easter long-weekend, warning that he won’t hesitate to lock things down again. “I did it before I’ll do it again,” he told reporters.

Ford issued the warning during a news conference on Tuesday, as officials deal with a third wave of COVID-19.

“I’m extremely concerned with the situation that we’re seeing and the numbers going up,” said Ford. “I’m asking you don’t make plans for Easter.”

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The news came the same day the Province reported the largest single-day spike in intensive care admissions since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I won’t hesitate, believe me, to lock things down so we can protect the ICU capacities of the hospitals,” said Ford.

Ontario health officials confirmed 2,336 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.