The announcement comes after provincial health officials reported 1,373 new cases of COVID-19 today and 35 new deaths linked to the virus.
Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
It says those who live alone can join another household to celebrate, but everyone else should stick to their own household as well as following any public health guidelines for their area.
Regions across Canada braced for a host of new public health restrictions on Sunday as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sent case counts soaring from coast to coast.
"However, we are confident these tests will provide Ontarians with more access to innovative testing options, and will help to quickly identify and manage outbreaks to stop the spread of COVID-19". There are 523 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, which is down from 523 yesterday.
Ford described the tests as "gamechangers" in the fight against COVID-19.
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On Monday, the province reported that 19 people had died due to COVID-19, and on Tuesday, the province reported that 14 more people had died.
"We do know how hard the past few months have been for people and as much as we all want to spend time with family and friends, we must continue to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19", Elliott said on Wednesday. "We still have a long way to go, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel".
The lockdowns, which were announced Friday, also ban indoor dining at restaurants and close personal care services but schools and daycares remain open.
There are five regions in the "red" tier, the fourth and final category before reaching a lockdown-the regions of York, Halton, Hamilton, Durham and Waterloo.
"We have technologies now we can use that we didn't have years ago", he said.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault, however, has taken a different tack, allowing people to gather in groups of up to 10, between December 24 and 27 - as long as they quarantine for a week before and after. On Tuesday, Legault tightened the restrictions, mandating that residents must limit themselves to two gatherings over the Christmas period.
Saskatchewan logged 236 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, while Manitoba recorded 243 new instances of the virus and 12 related deaths.