Quebec says there were six new deaths in the province in the last 24 hours, with eight more that occurred between October 10 and 15 and one that occurred on an unknown date, for a total of 15 new COVID-19 deaths in Quebec. Indoor dining, gyms, casinos and cinemas have all been ordered to close in these areas for at least 28 days.
Critical care admissions to hospitals were on the rise, and he wanted to protect long-term care homes, hospitals and schools.
Ford and Health Minister Chrstine Elliott both say the partial lockdown is necessary to prevent a much more severe second wave scenario - and potentially a more restrictive lockdown - in the future.
The province has now processed 4,617,563 tests since March.