Toronto health officials ‘deeply concerned’ as cases in the city rise to almost a thousand

The number of cases in the city doubles almost every day, sometimes even more. Now that the city has 986 cases, including 812 confirmed (as of April 3, 2020, 3:55 P.M.), health officials have expressed concerns on how the city can manage to flatten the curve.

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In the last update by the city’s health officials, Dr Eileen de Villa said that about 26% of the confirmed COVID cases in the city were community spread. Both Dr de Villa, and Mayor John Tory, have emphasized once again, the need to practice social distancing.

For the past week, Mayor Tory has worked with Toronto police in allowing them to ticket and fine residents that are still gathering and roaming around parks and other sports facilities.

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Almost a thousand complaints were received in the past few days since spring weather is slowly taking over and everyone is now more tempted to go out. Dr de Villa says that residents must limit themselves from heading out – that means restocking and buying essential needs at least just once a week.

What other activities are allowed? You are permitted to walk your dog and go for a little walk to exercise. BUT you must maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres. This is the new by-law that the Mayor announced yesterday. Violators will be fined.

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