Ontario Suspending All Gatherings Over 250 People

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As the city continues to ramp up its efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, the province’s chief medical officer has announced the “immediate suspension” of all large gatherings with over 250 people.

On Friday morning, Ontario’s chief medical officer, Dr. David Williams, made the announcement, which also included to “avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This comes as it was announced public schools across Ontario will be shuttered for two weeks following March break and the University of Toronto announced that it will cancel all in-person undergraduate courses, as well as research-stream masters and doctoral courses, across its three campuses from Monday to April 3.

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At this time, there are 54 confirmed cases in the province in addition to five full recoveries. The province says it’s currently waiting for test results from 536 people.

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