Top doctors in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa call for provincewide stay-at-home order

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Top doctors in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa are calling on the Ontario government to issue a provincewide stay-at-home order in an effort to control the surge of COVID-19 variants. In the letter to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, which is dated April 4, the doctors say that while they welcome the provincial shutdown, stronger measures are required to reverse the surge of infections. The letter is signed by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh and Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches. Toronto Public Health confirmed the letter was sent to Dr. David Williams “in confidence to report on what we are seeing on the ground in our regions and present possible courses of action.” On Monday, the letter was published on social media by Etches. CTV News Toronto also obtained a copy of the letter from Toronto Public Health. In the letter, the doctors ask Williams to issue a provincewide stay-at-home order.

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