Coronavirus: latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on October 10

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Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Saturday:

State of affairs in Toronto

Toronto Public Health reports a total of 22,302 cases of coronavirus in the city, an increase of 401.

A total of 18,473 people have recovered, while the city has recorded a total of 1,318 deaths.

There are 102 people in Toronto who are hospitalized with the virus.

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Nouvelles restrictions maintenant en vigueur pour Toronto, région de Peel

De nouvelles restrictions sont maintenant en vigueur à Toronto et dans la région de Peel dans le but d’aider à arrêter la propagation du COVID-19.

Les restaurants et les gymnases intérieurs font partie des installations que le gouvernement provincial a ordonné de fermer à minuit 1 samedi.

Les services de soins personnels où les masques doivent être retirés doivent également interrompre leurs activités. Les expositions interactives dans des lieux comme les galeries ou les musées doivent fermer.

«Toutes les tendances vont dans la mauvaise direction. Si rien n’est fait, nous risquons les pires scénarios observés pour la première fois en Italie et à New York », a déclaré le premier ministre Doug Ford lors d’une conférence de presse vendredi.

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Restauration à l’intérieur et fermeture des gymnases à Toronto, dans la région de Peel et à Ottawa

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L’association des restaurateurs affirme que les nouvelles restrictions auront des «  conséquences désastreuses  »

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An association defending the Canadian restaurant industry warns of the serious effects of the new restrictions imposed on Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa.

“There will be dire consequences,” said James Rilett, vice president of Central Canada at Restaurants Canada, in an interview with Global News.

“Many restaurants have accumulated debt for seven months. Their debt is enormous. Even with government programs – in which both governments have stepped up and pledged some funding – it does nothing to deal with debt. He only looks at future expenses. “

Rilett called on the community to support their local restaurants when they can with things like take out and gift cards.

Restaurants Canada issued a statement on Friday saying it estimates restrictions on indoor dining will result in the loss of 33,000 jobs in Toronto and 14,900 in Peel Region.

Jury selection suspended in Toronto and Brampton

The selection of the new jury is suspended for 28 days in Toronto and Brampton.

“The Prime Minister announced a return to a modified Stage 2 in Peel, Toronto and Ottawa following the significant increase in COVID cases,” said Chief Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz of the Superior Court of the Ontario in a press release.

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“As a result, I have made the difficult decision that our tribunal needs to adjust our operations in these three centers.”

Decisions to prosecute cases that are already pending, including jury trials, will rest with individual judges, Morawetz said.

“The in-person trials without a jury and other in-person proceedings (including civil and family matters) that are forthcoming in Brampton, Toronto and Ottawa may proceed as scheduled in person if they are limited to 10 people or less in the courtroom, ”Morawetz added.

“However, efforts should be made to hear business from a distance, where possible. “

ActiveTO closures in place throughout the weekend

ActiveTO road closures are in place again this weekend until 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday.

The program sees roads closed to motorists in an effort to give people more room as they move around the city amid the pandemic.

The affected streets include Lake Shore Boulevard and Bayview Avenue.

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Toronto protest against coronavirus restrictions

A protest took place in downtown Toronto on Saturday against coronavirus restrictions.

The protesters, who appeared to be wearing no masks, gathered in Yonge-Dundas Square.

Toronto police tweeted about the protest, saying drivers can expect delays in the area.

Ontario Reports 809 New Cases of Coronavirus as Upward Trend Continues

Ontario reported 809 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 58,490.

This marks a slight decrease from Friday when 939 cases were reported, but still indicates an upward trend.

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“Locally, there are 358 new cases in Toronto, 123 in Peel, 94 in Ottawa and 76 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

“There are 700 other resolved cases.”

Seven new deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,004.

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6 additional deaths in long-term care

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 1,886 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of six from Friday.

There are currently 58 outbreaks in long-term care homes, an increase of two.

There are 150 active cases among long-term care residents and 187 among staff.

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