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Ontario opposition call for rapid tests sooner as more schools close due to COVID-19

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COVID-19 tests for Ontario students sooner as more schools close due to cases of the virus, but the education minister says the situation is under control.Government figures as of Thursday said 16 schools were closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks or other operational considerations.Nearly 700 of the province’s 4,844 schools — or just over 14 per cent — had a reported COVID-19 case.In light of the school closures, Ontario Green Leader Mike Schreiner called on the government to make rapid tests free and accessible now, rather than wait for the December holiday break as planned.

Ontario reports 748 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths The Opposition New Democrats also raised the issue in the legislature on Thursday, saying rapid tests should have.

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