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Toronto set to enter lockdown, says PM Trudeau

A normal Christmas season in Canada is “out of the question” this year, “Here we are again,” Trudeau told reporters from his residence in the capital Ottawa as the country witnesses a second surge in cases and its largest city Toronto is going back into lockdown from Monday. Trudeau also supported the re-imposition of restrictive measures in the coronavirus hotspots. “Going into lockdowns and supporting businesses while we’re in that lockdown is a better way of ensuring their success in a few months, in a few years, than trying to tough through a virus that is running around unchecked.” “we’re in a serious situation.”PM said.

The provincial government of Ontario announced new lockdown measures beginning Monday including in Toronto. In-restaurant services will cease and non-essential businesses and malls will be impacted. These measures will remain in place for up to 28 days. Latest modelling figures from health authorities projected that Canada could see 60,000 cases per day if the current level of contact between people increased, and around 20,000 if they were maintained. 

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