The Canadian province of Ontario has reported 1,588 new coronavirus cases and 21 virus-related deaths. Five hundred and thirteen (513) coronavirus patients are currently hospitalized; 146 are in the intensive care units while 87 are on ventilators.
To avoid a province-wide lockdown which may have another drastic effect on the economy, the Canadian Government released strict lockdown rules to help curb the further spread of Coronavirus in the country.
The rules are:
- Indoor social gatherings or events won’t be allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people, according to the release.
- Wedding services, funerals, and religious ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained indoors or outdoors will also be limited to no more than 10 people.
- Retail will be allowed to operate for curbside pick-up or delivery only. Certain businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies will be allowed to open at 50% capacity.
- Schools and childcare will remain open, and post-secondary education will move to virtual learning except for training that can only be provided in person.
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