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New COVID-19 lockdown for Canada's Ontario province

OTTAWA - Canada's economic engine and most populous province of Ontario on Wednesday was ordered into a four-week lockdown to slow the spread of a new wave of COVID-19 infections.

"The COVID-19 situation is at a critical stage and we must act quickly and decisively to stay ahead of these deadly new variants," Ontario Premier Doug Ford told a news conference. -- Agence France-Presse