Authorities in Ontario and Quebec are struggling to control the rapid spread of COVID-19

Ontario and Quebec continue to report a large number of new COVID-19 cases, so authorities in both provinces are controlling the spread of the virus.

Ontario today filed nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases in two days as Toronto Mayor John Dory announced he was working on a program to vaccinate high-risk workplaces.

But Tory said the province should go further by working with the federal government to expand paid sick leave programs to help workers stay home and isolate themselves.

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Meanwhile, Quebec has added five municipalities south of the city to the list of cities subject to strict locking rules.

Essential businesses and many cultural venues are to be closed, schools are moving to virtual learning, and overnight curfew orders will be launched in five areas of the Saudier-Appalachian region from 9:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Health Minister Christian Tube says officials are also concerned about the Montreal area and the number of people hospitalized, putting pressure on vulnerable intensive care resources.

Health columnist Andre Picard answers reader questions about the types of COVID-19, how effective the various vaccines are and the impact of repeated lockdowns. Globe and Mail

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