Ontario health officials are urging citizens to limit group activities to 50 people or less.
Ontario’s chief medical officer, Dr. David Williams, is recommending that bars and restaurants limit services to delivery and takeout, as the province confirmed 32 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The province has not ordered businesses to shutter operations at this time.
Toronto’s chief medical officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa, reiterated the provincial message by suggesting Toronto restaurants, bars, and nightclubs close after midnight on March 17.
BREAKING: Toronto’s Dr. Eileen de Villa “strongly recommends” bars and restaurants move to take out and delivery only no later than midnight. Theatres, concert venues, and nightclubs should close. She says defiant businesses may face consequences pic.twitter.com/i4uMcKy3Of
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Earlier on Monday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada is closing its borders to non-residents, American citizens excluded.
The move to recommend further closures comes as de Villa indicated there is some evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Toronto.
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