记者会问答 Q&A session
边境安全 border security
When asked about the vaccination plan, the Premier said: “We did over 10,000 vaccinations as of Yesterday, we are continuing ramping it up. We need more vaccines. We are going to run out of the shipment that is landing that we got 24 hours notice on, and that is going to be gone next week. The previous shipment we are going to run out tomorrow or Friday at the latest. So we need more vaccines, and I know the federal government is doing everything they can to get those vaccines. I had a good conversation with the deputy prime minister last night. She is working her back off as usual, as the PM and everyone is. We are all working together, but the quicker we can get the vaccines to people arms, the safer we would be. ”
The Premier added: “I just want to clarify something, there is no vaccine sitting in any freezers. We are running out of vaccines.”
The Ontario government is launching a new innovative, voluntary and free border testing pilot program at Toronto Pearson International Airport for eligible international travellers returning to Ontario to help quickly identify and stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province.
Recognizing the increased risk that inbound international travellers may pose, including the potential to spread the new UK COVID-19 variant, the government is fulfilling its commitment to quickly implement airport testing to help contain this deadly virus. Beginning today, the province, in partnership with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, will offer free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving and staying in the province for at least 14 days.
Eligible travellers will be able pre-register for the program or proceed to get tested when they arrive at the airport. Those choosing to participate in the pilot will receive a free, self-collected lab-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and be supervised by a health care provider either in-person or by video as the traveller self-administers the test. Switch Health, will provide the monitored self-swabbing tests in a convenient and dedicated space in the airport. Switch Health has been delivering testing services in the Windsor-Leamington area and Peel Region, and can support the needed volumes and timing requirements for the testing pilot.
Test results will be reported into Ontario’s Lab Information System within 48 hours and local public health units will follow up on all positive tests. All international travellers will continue to be required to follow the federal requirement for a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arriving or returning to Canada, regardless if they have a negative or positive test.
This program is in addition to the new Government of Canada pre-departure requirement for travellers bound to Canada to demonstrate proof of negative COVID-19 results from a test taken within three days prior to departure.
With the confirmation of cases of the COVID-19 UK Variant stemming from inbound international travel, the province continues to be in constant contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and other jurisdictions to monitor the developing situation related to the COVID-19 UK Variant and ensure coordinated, effective and shared efforts to protect and safeguard the public.
来源：PC Caucus Doug Ford 2020年1月6日