The province of Ontario will enter a lockdown on Christmas Eve, according to various news sources. The lockdown is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 24, and last for 28 days in the southern parts of Ontario, and for 14 days in the northern parts. The southern parts of the province are defined as all areas south of Sudbury.
As happened during the province-wide lockdown in March, only essential businesses will remain open during the lockdown.
The City of Toronto, Peel and York Regions were already under lockdown, and Hamilton was set to enter a lockdown as of Dec. 21.
An extended winter break for school children is possible, but sources were unable to confirm the length of the break.
Premier Doug Ford appeared to indicate on Dec. 18 that additional lockdown measures were possible and he is expected to announce more health rules on Dec. 21.
Source: CBC News, CTV News