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“Due to the large number of people who are here at the moment, we don’t have the capacity to physically move everyone at this point and it would be dangerous to do so,” Inspector Tim Crone said Tuesday. from the Toronto Police Service. scene, CityNews reported.
When asked what he would say to people who might be “confused” that patrons dine inside on site, Crone said:
“We understand the level of frustration (over another lockdown), however, the primary consideration should always be public safety.”
Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday he was aware of the issue, which had divided opinions on social media.
“They have to follow the rules,” Ford said of Adamson Barbecue. “There can be no rules for one group and not for the other … If we let everyone open, we will be in a worse situation.”
But still, Ford said he felt sorry for the company and others for the nightmare of closing their doors again.
“I can’t get mad at any businessman right now, they’re in pain,” he says.
Later reports at the scene said police and health officials returned a second time and shut it down. A sign on the restaurant now read: “This establishment is closed … by order of the medical officer of health.”