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Bars, indoor dining to close in Toronto amid virus surge

Toronto bars and restaurants close amid virus concerns.
Posted at 3:21 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 16:24:40-04

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s most populous province is prohibiting indoor dining in restaurants and bars in Toronto and Ottawa and closing gyms and theaters as Ontario marked a record 939 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday.

The Ontario government says the measures will go into effect on Saturday and be in place for 28 days. The government is asking people in those areas to leave their homes only for essential purposes.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said the measures would not have been necessary if more people had followed public health guidelines and worn masks and socially distanced.