Ford: Halton, York could join Toronto, Peel in modified Stage 2

Published On October 15, 2020 | By Pablo Balza | News
TORONTO, ON- MARCH 19  - Premier Doug Ford holds a press conference to address legislation to help during the COVID-19 pandemic as  the Province of Ontario declared a state of emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19 and encourages people to stay and work from home  in Toronto. March 19, 2020.        (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MARCH 19 – Premier Doug Ford holds a press conference to address legislation to help during the COVID-19 pandemic as the Province of Ontario declared a state of emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19 and encourages people to stay and work from home in Toronto. March 19, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Pablo Balza

Today, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet ministers spoke about the other regions in the province going back to Stage 2 to battle the rising COVID-19 cases.

On Thursday, Ford and his team of officials said they’re in the process to consider if other regions such as Halton and York Regions should go back to a modified Stage 2 restriction joining Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto.

Cases continue to rising hitting a daily record of 939 and the number of hospitalizations has doubled in three weeks.

Doug Ford tried to clarify the modified Stage 2 rules during Thursday’s press conference.

“These modified rules are set for 28 days for the purpose of slowing down the COVID-19 cases.”

Ford said he didn’t want to shut down gyms, indoor restaurants, and movie theatres, but due to increasing cases they had to apply those health and safety measures.

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