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LIVE: Ford, new head of COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force to make announcement

Today's announcement comes as Ontario reports a record-breaking 1,855 new COVID-19 cases

Premier Doug Ford is slated to make an announcement this afternoon alongside the new head of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, retired General Rick Hillier.

The task force will "advise the province's development and implementation of an immunization program, including the ethical, timely and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario," Ford's government says.

Ford and Hillier will be joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott. will carry the 1 p.m. livestream, so stay tuned.