Those 70 and over urged to stay home by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health

EASTERN ONTARIO — Echoing similar advice dispensed days ago at the local level, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer  is “strongly urging those over the age of 70” — as well as individuals with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions — to stay at home.

Dr. David Williams delivered that directive yesterday at the provincial level. Eastern Ontario’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis similarly urged those 70 and older to stay home nearly two weeks ago already, on March 17.

But with the Chief Medical Officer’s latest pronouncement, the Ontario premier likewise focused his attention on the subject yesterday. Doug Ford said the province is “working to put an iron ring of protection around our seniors from COVID-19” — including a new $10-million investment — and asked for the public’s broader support for those in that age bracket.


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