Ontario to maintain group size restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases, crowded parks

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Provincial leaders singled out Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, where large crowds gathered on the weekend, as a reason for the delay.
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Date Published: May 25, 2020

Source: CBC

Ontario is finding an upward trend of new daily cases with active cases up by about 20% in the last week. This comes as Premier Doug Ford expanded the coronavirus testing guidelines, stating that anyone who feels like they need a test should get one regardless of symptoms. There are only 859 patients in Ontario hospitals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 which is the fewest in more than a month. Due to the recent increase in new daily cases and the crowding of parks last weekend like Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, restrictions on large group gatherings will remain in place. 

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-may-25-testing-guidelines-1.5583132

Summary by: Mark Youssef