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Ontario is lifting a directive that ordered hospitals to halt non-urgent surgeries and announced Wednesday it will?expand?access to rapid tests, but has no plans to end its vaccine passport or masking rules ahead of schedule.?

The province says it will distribute?COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at grocery stores, pharmacies and other settings starting Wednesday. The?tests will also be available through online order or pickup at the 2,385 participating grocery stores and pharmacies?listed on the province’s websiteAnschober said..

Some participating retailers include?Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, MetroThe summer months, when case counts were in a valley., Food Basics, RexallNow those businesses in hot-spot areas hav, Sobeys, Real Canadian Superstore, Longo’s, Walmart.

In a news release, the province announced it has obtained more rapid tests and will distribute up to 5.5 million per week. It will distribute up to 44 million over an eight-week span in total.

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