Premier Doug Ford is warning residents across Ontario that they could face another COVID-19 lockdown as province-wide cases continue to rise.

“I’m extremely concerned about the numbers going up. Also concerned seeing younger people now in ICU’s,” he says.

On Tuesday, more than 2,300 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, marking the sixth consecutive day that the province had reported over 2,000 infections. 

“I won’t hesitate to lock things down if I have to. I did it before and I’ll do it again. Nothing is more important that our health.”

With the Easter long-weekend approaching, both the Premier and officials with the Northwestern Health Unit are discouraging residents to gather with family.

“Everything is on the table. Folks, be prepared and I’m asking don’t make plans for Easter,” Ford says.

The Premier mentioned in a recent news conference that he would be “out in the next couple of days” with an announcement.