Canadian News

Ford government announces that pharmacies will offer COVID-19 tests by end of week

Premier Doug Ford says this initiative will "take a load off" of assessment centres, which are struggling with wait times.

Angelo Isidorou The Post Millennial
Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.
Support The Post Millennial

As the big tech tyrants tighten their grip, join us for more free speech at Parler—the anti-censorship social media platform.

The Ford goverment has said that Ontarians will be able to get tested at select pharmacies by the end of this week. In a plan to offer testing to a wider population, including asymptomatic individuals, the Ford government is expanding testing in up to 60 pharmacies. This is according to his announcement on Wednesday.

Premier Doug Ford says this initiative will "take a load off" of assessment centres, which are struggling with wait times.

"We need to make it easier to get a COVID test as it is with a flu shot," Ford said. "It is easy to get a flu shot and we have to make sure a COVID test is just as easy."

He continued saying, "I see it when I drive by (the assessment centres). Everyone is getting tested. I understand that. We are going to ramp this up and take the load of the public system that we have seen over the last 10 days or two weeks."

Ford also states that there will be more locations announced, "in the coming weeks." The 60 locations announced on Wednesday are mostly located in the GTA, including 10 in Brampton.

Testing can be arranged by appointment, starting Friday.

Click here to find participating locations.

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial