Canada’s largest city is isolated for at least 28 days

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is locked out for at least 28 days to limit the spread of Covid-19, according to a news release from the office of the Ontario Prime Minister on Friday.

The lockdown will take effect on Monday and includes the Pil Region, which is part of Greater Toronto.

Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford said in a press release that the Covid-19 numbers “are growing rapidly in certain regions,” adding the lockdown will protect “hospitals, long-term care homes and nursing homes, and everyone in the province.

"We can't afford to lock down the entire province, so today we are taking preventive action by moving Toronto and Saw into lockdown restrictions ... We must take decisive action to stop this deadly virus from spreading," Ford said. 

These are the blocking rules:

Internal public meetings or events will not be allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor meetings will be restricted to no more than 10 people, depending on the release. 

Weddings, funerals, and religious ceremonies where physical distance can be maintained indoors or outdoors will also be restricted to no more than 10 people. 

Retail trade will be allowed only for receiving or delivering to the kerb. Some businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, will be open at 50% capacity. 

Schools and kindergartens will remain open and post-secondary education will switch to virtual education, except for education that can only be conducted in person. 

Other parts of the province will also move to a higher level of restrictions, starting on Monday, according to the graduation.

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