TORONTO – Ontario’s top physician is expected to provide an additional update on COVID-19 in the province today.

Dr. Kieran Moore will give a press conference at 3 pm.

The briefing comes as more local public health units are imposing stricter health measures or issuing additional guidance to residents in light of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.

Peterborough is the latest region to instruct workplaces to have all non-essential staff work from home if possible, as part of new measures that go into effect on Wednesday.

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The new rules also require restaurants to ensure tables are at least two meters apart or separated by a barrier, and to set a limit on the number of patrons at each table.

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Meanwhile, Ottawa Public Health is warning of a delay in its contact tracing system due to an increase in Omicron cases, and urges residents who test positive for COVID-19 to immediately self-isolate and alert their contacts. close themselves.

The province’s panel of expert advisers on COVID-19 estimated Monday that Omicron accounts for 30 percent of new infections daily, with cases doubling every three days.

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Health officials in the Kingston, Waterloo and London areas have announced new measures in response to the increase in Omicron cases, while Toronto has said it will delay the return to work in person for city employees.

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