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‘Virus is still here’: A look at reactions to Ontario dropping transit mask rules

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Ontario have been able to drop their masks this week now that provincial mandates have lifted.Mask rules for public transit and health-care settings expired last weekend, with the province’s top doctor saying high vaccination rates and improvements in the COVID-19 situation allowed for the mandates to end.The Canadian Press took the pulse of commuters at Toronto’s bustling Union Station to get a sense of how the end of the mandates is being received.

Here’s what some said:Jorge Junir, 61Junir wore a black cloth mask emblazoned with a gold Toronto Raptors logo as he passed through Union Station on his daily commute.He takes the subway from his home in the city’s east end to work at a downtown hotel.

He said he feels less safe riding public transit now that the mask mandate has been dropped.“I’m 61-years-old, I have a health problem,” he said. “The virus is still here.

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