Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford announced the closure, effective Monday, November 23, of Toronto. The measure continues the worsening of the Covid-19 epidemic.
This confinement, during which All indoor private gatherings will be prohibited., it will last for at least 28 days. Violators of the measure will face fines of 750 Canadian dollars (483 euros).
“The situation is extremely dire and other actions are needed to avoid an even worse scenario,” said Doug Ford. Outdoor meetings will be limited to 10 people, as well as religious services, funerals and weddings.
Beauty care facilities, such as beauty salons, as well as training rooms, bingo halls and casinos will be closed. As for the schools, they will stay open, but non-essential restaurants and businesses will only be open for take out or delivery.
“We can’t risk our hospitals being overwhelmed,” warned Doug Ford, as Canada’s most populous province just emerged. cross the milestone of 100,000 contaminations to the coronavirus.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previously warned Canadians that they must recover quickly from a “meteoric surge in cases” of coronavirus and after the release of new alarmist projections by health officials.