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New Ontario health measures to reduce bar and restaurant hours, all strip clubs ordered to close

Ontario’s provincial government has announced new public health measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. The province confirmed another 409 cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The Ford government says all restaurants, bars, and nightclubs across the province must close by midnight each night as part of the new measures. All strip clubs have also been ordered to close as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday.


  • Apply additional measures and restrictions to restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments (including nightclubs) by prohibiting the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m., and prohibiting the consumption of alcohol on the premises after 12:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. (including employees), and requiring establishments to close by 12:00 a.m. and remain closed until 5:00 a.m. except for takeout or delivery;
  • Close all strip clubs across the province; and
  • Require businesses or organizations to comply with any advice, recommendations, and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on screening for COVID-19, including screening individuals who wish to enter their premises.

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