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Ontario not currently considering lockdown

Last Updated Mar 15, 2020 at 9:04 pm EDT

A closed sign on the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Summary

The provincial government said it is not considering a lockdown at this time


In a statement, the Office of the Premier urged Ontarians to be careful where they get information from


False rumours circulated on social media over the weekend that a lockdown was 'imminent.'


As public events, classes at schools and colleges and various sporting events continue to be cancelled across the province, rumours of an imminent ‘lockdown’ circulated online over the weekend.

Various parts of Europe and China have imposed restrictions on travel and movement in the past month in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus.

However, the Province of Ontario said on Sunday it is not currently considering a lockdown, even as enhanced measures to contain COVID-19 are being put in place on an ongoing basis.

In a statement, the Office of the Premier urged Ontarians to be careful where they get information from.

“We ask that Ontarians exercise a high degree of caution during this time and ensure they’re relying on information from credible sources,” said Ivana Yelich, a spokeswoman for the premier’s office.