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‘The time is now’: limit gatherings to avoid future lockdowns, says Tam, as federal data projects more spikes in cases

By Palak Mangat      

'The public has a vital role to play in controlling the acceleration of epidemic growth. This modelling simulation shows how reducing our number of contacts can have a profound impact on our ability to maintain epidemic control,' says chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and her deputy, Dr. Howard Njoo, pictured Tuesday, stopped short of saying Canada is already experiencing a second wave because of the resurgence in cases. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s chief public health officer is urging Canadians to avoid large gatherings to prevent further spikes in new COVID-19 cases and avoid another lockdown, saying federal modelling figures project the number of cases could climb to more than 155,000 within the next 10 days. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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