Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario government issues call-out for frontline workers amid pandemic | FULL

The government issued a call-out for health-care on Tuesday, announcing that it had set up an online portal that will allow to be matched with employers as the province continues to deal with the ongoing novel .

The program would be open to trained individuals from other jurisdictions, retired and students.

Premier Doug Ford made the announcement during a briefing on Tuesday, alongside Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott and Finance Minister Rod Phillips.

Ford also spoke favourably about a deal reached between the U.S. government and 3M to allow the Minnesota-based medical supply firm to provide Canada with much-needed N95 masks, calling it a “positive development.”

The total number of novel cases in Ontario has risen to 4,726 after the province reported 379 new cases on Tuesday. The death toll is now 153.

Tuesday’s report marks an 8.7 per cent increase in cases, compared to 7.7 per cent on Monday, 11.2 on Sunday, 11.5 per cent on Saturday and 16.5 per cent on Friday.

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