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PM Trudeau says, Red Cross will be deployed to help set up mobile vaccination clinics in Toronto

BY The Canadian Press, Apr 16, 2021 10:39 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

People line up in the rain for a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic at the Masjid Darus Salaam in the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood in Toronto on Sunday, April 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

PM Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Red Cross will be deployed to help set up mobile vaccination clinics in Toronto, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the country's most populous city. Speaking at a news conference in Ottawa this morning, Trudeau said Canada continues to face an "incredibly serious" situation.

Ontario is reporting more than 4,800 new cases of COVID-19 today, reaching a new peak for a second day in a row.

More than 1,400 of the new cases are in Toronto.

Ontario is reporting 4,812 new cases of COVID-19 today, reaching a new peak for a second day in a row.

It's also reporting 25 more deaths related to the virus.

The province could announce more public health measures today in an effort to rein in surging infections.

Yesterday's tally also marked a new record, at 4,736 cases.

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