Ottawa : As covid-19 cases are rising across Canada, its largest city Toronto will close most non-essential businesses and services from Monday. Currently there are about 5000 new cases of coronavirus
a day across the country. Dr Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Official said that the second wave has far surpassed peak levels from the first in the spring. Dr Tam added that if the situation in the country remains the same, then the country is on the trajectory to see 20000 cases a day in five to six weeks. She even noted that the second wave has hit harder, and has the potential to get much worse, as Canadians head inside during colder temperatures. While the first wave mostly affected large cities, rural parts of Manitoba and Nunuvut have been hit this time around.
On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to reduce their interactions and said the cases across the country are spiking massively. The lockdown measures were announced on Friday by Ontario Premier Doug Ford. The lockdown will affect Toronto and neighbouring regions which are the hardest hit parts of the province. As per reports, the measures include, restaurants will be available only for take away, gyms and saloons will be closed, indoor meetings will be prohibited and funerals and weddings are limited to 10 people.