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Future lockdowns will likely be only for unvaccinated: Hirji

If Ontario goes back into lockdown, it likely will apply only to people who are unvaccinated, says Niagara's chief medical officer of health Dr. Mustafa Hirji. While...

Step 2 of reopening means haircuts, bigger groups

It’s time for a haircut. The province is entering Stage 2 of reopening on Wednesday, which means people can now gather in groups of 25 outdoors and...

NOTL COVID cases mainly from household spread: Hirji

Niagara’s chief medical officer of health says most cases of COVID-19 in Niagara-on-the-Lake are coming from community spread, mainly because of gatherings. Dr. Mustafa Hirji...

More contagiousvariants likely on the rise, top doctor says

Niagara's chief medical officer is worried the B.1.617 and P.1 variants of COVID-19 are on the rise in the region. Looking at available variant data, Dr. Mustafa Hirji...

Vaccines contributing to decline in COVID cases: Hirji

Cases of COVID-19 are dropping more sharply than expected across Ontario, says Niagara’s chief medical officer of health. Dr. Mustafa Hirji said it’s a “good...

Lockdown effective, but variants making things tougher, says Hirji

Data shows 10% increase in people leaving home over past two weeks   Ontario's provincial lockdown is bringing cases down, but not quite as quickly as...

More people following lockdown orders, region’s data shows

Niagara’s chief medical officer says more people are starting to avoid non-essential travel and are staying home. While people had been going out more than...

Vaccines could be diverted from Niagara again, Hirji says

Some of Niagara's vaccine supply could be diverted to other regions considered to be COVID hotspots, warns Niagara’s chief medical officer Dr. Mustafa Hirji. Modelling predicts that...

ICU admissions ‘well above’ first and second waves, says Hirji

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Niagara and across the province, ICU and hospital admissions are passing totals from the peak of the second...

NOTL mayor urges residents not to have Easter gatherings outside of household

Niagara-on-the-Lake is encouraging residents to stay home and adhere to public health recommendations for Easter as the province transitions into a third lockdown for...

Almost all 80-plus Niagara residents vaccinated or booked, region says

Almost all of Niagara's 80-plus population has been received at least one COVID shot or has an appointment for the vaccine, the region's public health...

Vaccine booking now open, first NOTL clinic March 31, two weeks after Niagara Falls

Are you 80 years of age or older? You can now book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment   ?The province's COVID-19 vaccine registration portal is now open...

Most NOTL Airbnbs followed lockdown rules, survey finds

Vicky QiaoSpecial to The Lake Report Almost all NOTL short-term rentals listed on Airbnb followed the rules when pandemic regulations barred them from opening over...

Hirji fears rapid spike inCOVID variants with quick reopening

Niagara is likely headed for the pandemic red zone, but not on the advice of the region's acting chief medical officer of health. During a news...

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