Toronto imposes mandatory quarantine for infected to help contain COVID-19

Toronto imposes mandatory quarantine for infected to help contain COVID-19

Now, it looks like these blocks will be used to stop city residents from entering public parks and spaces after footage online has shown people ignoring the new regulations.

He noted that the objective of the bylaw is to "drive home" the message that people must stay away from each other to slow the spread of the COVID-19.

These child care spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, however the city says they may have to "prioritize" spaces for health care workers (including long-term care employees and those who work for Toronto Public Health) and first-responders. "Given the surge in cases and deaths that we have seen in places like NY and Italy, we must do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 now to save lives in the weeks and months ahead".

The choice of June 30 as the possible end date of mass gatherings in Toronto coincides with the national holiday, Canada Day, that follows on July 1 and often includes parades, carnivals, concerts and fireworks displays.

In the last two weeks, the city's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have gone up 500%, according to de Villa. "Why would we want to do that?" The province has not said how long that will be in force.

Dr. Eileen de Villa announced the new orders Wednesday morning, saying people covered by them risk prosecution if they venture out in the community. "We are just asking for people to engage in common sense behaviour".

He said that he is also looking into whether parking enforcement officers could be stationed at various locations to remind people about the closures, given that parking enforcement has been somewhat relaxed during the pandemic.

Emergency services like police services, fire services, paramedics, garbage collection, water, gas, electricity, public transportation, emergency daycare, and support for our most vulnerable can continue to function.

"There have been plenty of warnings issued ... now it is into the realm of enforcement".

While there have been fewer reports of that sort of thing happening, he said that he continues to be "exasperated" by the number of people ignoring an order that is meant to save lives.

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