Some of Ontario's top doctors want province to take regional approach to reopening the economy

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Reports this morning that some of the province's medical officers of health want the Ford government to take a region by region approach to reopening the economy.

They believe areas with low rates of COVID-19 should reopen more quickly than others with higher rates.

The Niagara Falls Review reporting our local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Mustafa Hirji is among the top doctors, asking for more input into the provincial decision making process.

Dr. Hirji tells the paper a one size fits all approach is not the best way to manage the pandemic.

Yesterday we told you an analysis of the COVID data by the CBC shows 76 percent of cases of the virus in May were in the GTA.

In the past two days Niagara Public Health has reported just one new case of the coronavirus.

But there are fears if Niagara opened up earlier than Toronto, people from Toronto would simply travel down the highway to go for dinner or get their hair done, possibly spreading the virus.