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.