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Health coalition rejects call for Northern Ontario bubble

Posted: February 12, 2021

(February 11, 2021)

By: PJ Wilson, Timmins Daily Press

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /The Canadian Press

Northern Ontario “can’t afford people coming up from southern Ontario” as a more virulent form of the novel coronavirus is spreading, Northern members of the Ontario Health Coalition said Wednesday.

Speaking at a virtual news conference, representatives from across the North stopped short of calling for a Northern Ontario bubble, but stressed the need to prevent COVID-19 and its variants from spreading further across the province.