Tory imposes 2-metre physical distancing measure


Toronto Mayor John Tory has said he has signed a bylaw to impose a 2-metre physical distancing measure in all public parks and squares.

He said in his briefing that the law applies to those who don’t co-habit together and those caught violating the bylaw could face a fine as high as $5,000.

Tory said that as the weather improves, some people continue to ignore public health advice by gathering together to play sports in parks, stressing that such “misbehavior” contributes to the spread of COVID-19 and prolongs the emergency for everyone.

“The time for puzzlement at this misbehaviour is over,” Tory said. “Lives are at stake,” he added.

The mayor underlined that he will continue to do everything possible to lock the city down so that Toronto does not go the same way as New York.

He also supports the release of modelling data that is expected from the province tomorrow and says it’s important that people realize how severe the reality is.

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