TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2020—Ontario’s doctors today called for stricter enforcement of and adherence to existing public health measures to slow the rapid increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“We have the tools to curb the pandemic but we’re not actually using them,” said Dr. Samantha Hill, president of the Ontario Medical Association. “It’s not a question of needing new strategies. We need to use and enforce the ones we already have and provide more support to people trying to comply with them.”
Doctors working on the front lines of the pandemic recommend:
The OMA has also called for support measures to help people comply with public health guidelines, such as:
“We are all concerned that the number of COVID cases and deaths continue to rise, straining the health-care system beyond capacity,” said OMA CEO Allan O’Dette. “Ontario’s doctors urge Premier Ford to find ways to enforce existing public health measures.”
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