Doug Ford says he supports a shutdown of bars in Toronto

Pablo Tucker
September 10, 2020

When we opened it up in regions then I encourage anyone who has a concern, be it any of the large cities, you're the Mayors, make a decision.

There were also 142 cases newly marked as resolved over the past 24 hours.

A spokesman for federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the rules are clear and there are enforcement procedures in place for those who break them. He knows he has the authority to do it. If they feel comfortable in doing it, God bless them.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 170 new cases of COVID-19 today, up from 149 on Wednesday.

Ford said there is an "endless list of areas in health care that we need to put more funds towards", including a backlog of surgeries that will require the province's doctors to work overtime.

One new case has been reported in Northern Ontario, out of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

Ford says Ontario police checks have uncovered 622 quarantine order scofflaws and is frustrated about the lack of federal charges.

The premier said rollbacks, if they occur, would be on a regional basis, but added he was prepared to support mayors who chose to pause or reverse reopenings.

The feds mandated that travellers from outside the country must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

There are now around 1,567 confirmed, active cases provincewide.

But they said they believe a significant increase in the Canada Health Transfer is needed to tackle existing pressures on their respective health-care systems, which have now been exacerbated as a result of the global health crisis.

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