Doug Ford, the governor of Ontario, Canada’s largest populous province, announced on the 20th local time that Toronto, the country’s largest city, and the adjacent Peel District in the west, will enter a state of lockdown for 28 days from midnight next Monday.
Specific measures include:
It is forbidden for people other than family members and immediate family members to gather at home. People living alone can have close contact with only one person other than their families.
Outdoor gatherings are limited to less than 10, restaurants are not allowed to provide canteen services. Religious activities, weddings, funerals, etc. are limited to less than 10 people.
Gyms are closed, and the basic necessities of life are Out-of-store sales can only provide door-to-door delivery or out-of-store pick-up services, and all educational facilities outside primary and secondary schools can be changed to online teaching, etc.
The population of these two regions is about 4.5 million, accounting for about one-eighth of Canada’s population.
At the same time, the adjacent Durham district in the east of Toronto and the waterloo area near the Peel district in the west have entered a red epidemic prevention and control status. Other populated areas of the province enter a lower level of orange.
Since November, Ontario’s daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have remained above an average of 1,200 consecutively, and some doctors have pointed out that the hospital’s ability to accept COVID-19 patients is close to saturation.