Ontario Setting Up to Stop ‘Second Wave’
THUNDER BAY – Cases of COVID-19 surged over 400 across Ontario on Friday.
The number of COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Ontario grew by 401 new cases on Friday, September 18, 2020.
Peel, Toronto, and Ottawa are the “COVID-19 hotspots” for the virus right now. Some of the problems are stemming from private parties.
During his press conference on Friday, Premier Ford said, “To the small percentage of party-goers out there, you’re hurting the rest of the province, you’re hurting the rest of the country.”
Ontario is enacting new legislation that would see the host of a large party fined $10,000.
“The reason we put in the largest fines in the entire country. It’s not to target anyone except the people that want to have these massive parties in their backyard.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said if the numbers climb that there will be similar rollbacks in social gathering limits in other jurisdictions.
Ontario has reduced the maximum permitted size of private, informal social gatherings to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors in Peel, Toronto, and Ottawa.
The rest of Ontario at least sofar remains at a maximum of fifty people inside and 100 people outside.
The Premier is set to hold a Saturday media conference at 11:00 am EDT this morning – something the Premier has not done for weeks.