Ontario announces new restrictions and steep fines amid Covid-19 surge

Premier Doug Ford to limit size of indoor gatherings to 10, down from 50, saying ‘crisis is far from over’

Canada’s most populous province has announced new restrictions and steep fines amid a surge of Covid-19 infections that has prompted concerns the country is losing control of the virus.

Ontario premier Doug Ford on Thursday announced plans to limit the size of gatherings, reversing course on previous steps to reopen the province’s economy. The new rules reduce the size of indoor gatherings to 10, down from 50, and outdoor gatherings to 25, down from 100.

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