Toronto considers more restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise: mayor


Toronto is working with other cities and provinces in the Greater Toronto Area to propose even more restrictions on the movement and activities of the public, as the growth of COVID-19 cases shows no signs of slowing down, the mayor said John Tory.

Even after entering the province’s ‘red’ category on Saturday and adding additional restrictions that shut down indoor dining, fitness classes, movie theaters and casinos, Tory says he’s in talks. with leaders of other communities in the Greater Toronto Area and across the province on other actions they can take. stop before a complete lockout.

“We should look at as we have been this weekend, other steps we can take to better protect the people of Toronto in light of these numbers that are not going anywhere but in the wrong direction,” a- he declared.

One suggestion he called hypothetical was to have all retailers offer and enforce maximum occupancy numbers.

“Basically we’re talking about all the cases where you have people who are closer to each other,” he said.

The province reported nearly 1,600 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 456 of them were in Toronto.

Premier Doug Ford said on Friday that no options were on the table, including some form of lockdown similar to what was done in March and April.

He added that another effort the city is preparing for is to limit the number of people allowed on outdoor rinks when they open later this month.

“There will be limits on how many people can be on the rinks at a time, time limits on how long you can skate there, just to give people a fair chance to do so,” said Tory, adding that being “very consistent” with the organization of the outdoor pools during the summer.


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