Toronto has closed schools due to the spike in COVID-19 cases

Students are arriving for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School, which is part of the Toronto District School Board in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Reuters / Carlos Osorio

Schools in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, will close their doors from Wednesday for distance learning due to the third wave of COVID-19 infections. Caused by more infectious types of the virus

The Minister of Health in Toronto, Dr. said. Eileen de Villa, in a statement that more stringent measures are needed to reverse the recovery.

There has been no such prevalence of COVID-19 in Toronto, with levels of anxiety increasing the risk of infection and developing severe symptoms or even death.De Villa said in a statement.

Ontario has seen more than 3,000 new cases per day in recent days, as well as record numbers of patients in intensive care.

The move came after the neighboring Bell District took similar measures. The closing will be reassessed at the end of the month. Toronto is one of the largest school districts in North America.

Students are arriving for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at Hunter's Glen Junior Public School, which is part of the Toronto School District Board.  Reuters / Carlos Osorio
Students are arriving for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School, which is part of the Toronto School District Board. Reuters / Carlos Osorio

Local health authorities made the decision after the county refused to implement the measures. Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who previously said schools are safe, has been criticized by health authorities for not doing enough to control the number of infections.

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Ford refused to close mallsHe even criticized those who visited them.

Around the world, countries are facing a very dangerous third wave of this epidemic. And now, Canada, too. This was not the news we wanted, but hospitalization is increasing. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that beds in intensive care units are filling up.

Trudeau said he plans to talk to Ford “about what the increase in cases means for hospitals.” And the importance of vaccinating the largest possible number of people as soon as possible. “

With AP info

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