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Canada's Ontario to go into 4-week COVID-19 lockdown

The Canadian province of Ontario will go into a four-week lockdown effective Saturday amid a steady rise in variant cases of the coronavirus disease, Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday.

"Effective, Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. [4:01 a.m. GMT], Ontario will pull the emergency brake for the entire province," Ford told reporters. "All 34 public health regions will move into shutdown for a period of four weeks."