A second team of health-care workers from Newfoundland and Labrador left Tuesday morning for Ontario to help the province battle its COVID-19 caseload.
Three doctors and four nurses will head to Brampton, where they’ll be working for the next few weeks.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey was on hand in St. John’s to see them off, and he said even a small group of people can make a big difference.
Thank you to the three doctors and four registered nurses from Newfoundland and Labrador heading to Ontario to offer COVID-19 support, just one week after the first team left. Thanks to everyone who is stepping up at this critical time – all happy to do what they can #TeamCanada pic.twitter.com/pnEiroovOc
— Andrew Furey (@FureyAndrew) May 4, 2021
Their arrival comes as Ontario reported 2,791 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths.
Meanwhile, Premier Doug Ford is renewing calls for the federal government to close the border.
“In the last two weeks, we have sent the federal government three urgent letters requesting immediate action on the borders,” said a statement from the premier’s officer.
“To date, we have received no formal response to our requests and there has been no indication that any further action is coming to stop the importation of variants into Canada.”