April 7 2021 5:31pm

Toronto’s top doctor says decision to close schools was ‘taken very deliberately’

Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa on Wednesday addressed the decision to close area schools, as the city combats a third wave largely driven by more contagious variants of the coronavirus. The doctor said the decision was “taken very deliberately and with a great deal of consideration,” but it was necessary to protect the health and safety of children and educators.

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