Denmark COvid restrictions will be dropped on February 1st
Ottawa Convoy Sunday
OTTAWA, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ January 3-0 2022 (LSNews) Denmark's PM Mette Frederiksen said the last restrictions will be dropped on February 1 lifting all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, with Omicron hospital admissions and deaths remaining stable and high rates of vaccination.
“Tonight we can ... find the smile again. We have incredibly good news, we can now remove the last coronavirus restrictions in Denmark,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a press conference, following recommendations from the Epidemic Commission and with all the main political parties’ support. The last restrictions will be dropped on February 1.
Holly McKenzie-Sutter The Canadian Press reports that Doug Ford says Ontario needs to ‘learn to live with’ COVID ahead of reopening Monday
Ford said Restrictions on businesses like restaurants, gyms and theatres will ease on Monday, allowing such venues to open with capacity limits.
On Thursday, the province’s chief medical officer of health also remarked on the need to strike a balance between living with the virus and reopening cautiously.
“In the face of Omicron, I absolutely think … we have to learn to live with this virus,” Dr. Kieran Moore said during a weekly news conference on the pandemic.
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Chief Political Correspondent. Global News. My office is in Ottawa
Ottawa Police 7:28 pm Sunday
Throughout the weekend, the Ottawa Police Service and its partners have been actively and patiently managing a well-funded, major demonstration in the downtown core. We have seen multiple cases of disruptive, inappropriate and threatening behaviour from demonstrators.
Police are working with organizers to facilitate the safe departure of individuals and vehicles and to ensure safety.
Police are aware that many demonstrators have announced their intention to stay in place. This will continue to cause major traffic, noise and safety issues in the downtown core. We urge all residents to avoid travel to the core.
Police have avoided ticketing and towing vehicle so as not to instigate confrontations with demonstrators. Still, confrontations and the need for de-escalation has regularly been required.
Along with the safety issues, costs to businesses and social costs, the Ottawa Police continues to tally the financial costs of the policing costs which are estimated at more than $800,000 a day.
If you work in the downtown core, please plan to work from home if possible.
Please adjust your plans in the downtown core. If your children attend school in the downtown area, please check with them to see if the school is open tomorrow.
Avoid travel into the downtown core tomorrow.
We are immensely proud of our police members and partners who have worked tirelessly to plan for and manage this demonstration over the past few days under difficult circumstances of extreme cold temperatures and difficult and challenging treatment from some demonstrators.
Public safety remains our number one priority.
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