April 26 2021 3:10pm

Ontario requests feds for possible military, Red Cross assistance amid increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed on Monday that the province had made a request to the federal government for assistance from the Canadian Armed Forces or the Red Cross due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, adding they were waiting to hear back for a response. Asked why the request wasn’t made earlier, Elliott said it was an additional way to get more assistance.

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