Ontario federal government to enforce province-wide lockdown, media reports say

Media reports say the Ontario government is poised to impose a province-wide lockdown starting Christmas Eve in an effort to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases.

In reports released this afternoon, Global News and Toronto radio station 680 News attribute the information to sources briefed on the plan.

The outlets say the lockdown, which will vary in length depending on the region, is set to be announced Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Premier Doug Ford did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the government has said new measures would be announced Monday.

Meanwhile, the province reported 2,316 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 25 deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

That marked the sixth consecutive day the province has registered more than 2,000 new infections.

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