Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area May 1

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Here is a summary of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday:

421 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, totaling 16,608 cases with 1,121 deaths

On Friday, Ontario reported 421 new cases of new coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 16,608.

The death toll rose to 1,121, while another 39 deaths were reported.

Meanwhile, 10,825 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, or 65.2% of cases.

Public health units in the Greater Toronto Area account for 59.5% of all cases in the province.

To date, the province has performed 294,054 tests for the virus. This is an increase of 16,532 tests from the previous day – the highest number of tests done in 24 hours.


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421 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, totaling 16,608 cases with 1,121 deaths

Ontario Authorizes Reopening Of Certain Businesses And Workplaces On May 4

The Ontario government has said it will allow certain businesses and workplaces to reopen on May 4, as long as they follow strict public health measures set out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Some businesses that are allowed to restart include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects.

On Monday, May 4 at 12:01 p.m., if they meet the appropriate health and safety guidelines, the province has declared that these companies will be allowed to start operations.

Regarding law enforcement, Ford told reporters that it would be for city officials across the province.


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“Smoothing the Visitor Curve” – Toronto Waterfront ZAC Asks People to Go Off-Peak

The waterfront BIA is asking people to flatten the visitor curve by visiting only Toronto’s beaches and waterfront during off-peak hours.

“Water is still a popular destination for people who want to go out and enjoy the warm weather,” said Tim Kocur, executive director of the BIA Waterfront in a press release on Friday.

“But public health is paramount right now. We encourage everyone to stay home or visit outside of peak hours if you choose to visit the waterfront this weekend. “

Visits before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m. are encouraged to avoid congestion and ensure physical distance.

The City of Burlington Bans Road Processions and Parades of More Than 5 Vehicles

The city of Burlington says it has banned car processions and parades – seen as a way to see loved ones on special occasions – of more than five vehicles due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“After reviewing provincial emergency orders, parades of more than five vehicles at a time would be prohibited,” the city said in a statement.

The city said visiting by car with family and friends was a unique way for people to respect physical distancing while celebrating milestones such as birthdays, weddings, retirements and progress. health by waving and applauding.

However, the city said it had noted that some of these processions had increased considerably in size, duration and frequency.

Halton area public health said it discourages parades but provided some guidelines to allow for the limited capacity of local small-scale processions.


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