Tory calls on police to issue more physical distancing tickets amid COVID-19

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders

Date Published: April 11, 2020

Source: CBC

As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to rise in Toronto, Mayor John Tory is calling for stricter enforcement of physical distancing measures. This comes after the city has received reports of many people not staying two metres apart in public places, which increases transmission risk of the virus. According to Police Chief Mark Saunders, Toronto Police have issued 53 tickets, more than 2,500 cautions, 88 tags, and towed four vehicles since an enforcement blitz began on April 2, and will be moving from an educational focus to a “zero tolerance” policy for those who refuse to respect the city’s physical distancing bylaw.

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Summary by: Ming Li