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UPDATE: The Ontario government announced that, starting June 12, social gatherings can increase to 10 people and certain public health unit regions can reopen more businesses and recreation activities. Read the OMA's plan to support the safe reopening of Ontario.

Family doctors warn lack of face masks could force end to in-person visits

Family doctors are warning they’ll have to stop doing in-person examinations if they can’t get more face masks to protect themselves, staff and patients from potential transmission of COVID-19.

The shortage of protective equipment — also plaguing hospitals where masks are often rationed to two a day — could ironically put more pressure on emergency rooms at a time when they are preparing for a coronavirus surge.

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