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Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, right, on July 30, 2020, before announcing the government’s plan for reopening schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Are local shutdowns effective, or should COVID-19 lockdowns be in lockstep provincewide?

With sufficient testing and co-ordination, reopening schools and businesses in areas without active outbreaks can be as effective as a wide lockdown in minimizing COVID-19 cases, according to a new model.
Greater Manchester, including Rochdale, was placed under increased lockdown measures following a spike in cases. Lynne Cameron/EPA

Local lockdowns can be successful – here’s what we need to make them work

Local lockdowns are necessary but they place a significant burden on affected communities. Here’s how to make sure they work, and quickly.

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