Okay Mr. Premier, So What Happened to the Other 11,0000 COVID-19 Tests?

Ontario’s Official Opposition NDP Party Does A Little Fact Checking On A Ford Government  Coronavirus Testing Pledge

A  News Release form Ontario’s NDP Official Opposition Party

Posted April 16th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Fact Check: COVID-19 testing is less than half of Premier Ford’s promised 20,000.

QUEEN’S PARK –  Premier Ford said his government had completed 9,000 COVID-19 tests yesterday, but that is less than half of the 20,000 tests he promised by mid-April.

The above slide, dated April 3rd, was produced for and released by Ontario’s Ford Government at the beginning of this April

Moving the goalpost to imply that the government has contained this virus misleads the public and puts lives at risk. Instead of making up numbers, the government must be transparent with Ontarians about the current testing capacity and why Ontario is still not yet testing 20,000 people per day.

Background:

March 27: Minister Elliott tweeted: “We’re increasing capacity every day and plan to be able to run 20,000 #COVID19 tests a day by mid-April.” – (https://twitter.com/celliottability/status/1243575725074141192)

April 3: Premier Ford tweeted: “Cleared the backlog of COVID-19 tests as Ontario increases testing capacity every day with 20,000 tests a day expected by mid-April” – (https://twitter.com/fordnation/status/1246206312289050628)

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