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11 GTHA mayors in favour of loosening COVID-19 restrictions in hot spots

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2020 A shop assistant wearing a face mask checks the temperature of a customer at CF Toronto Eaton Center in Toronto, Canada, on Oct. 6, 2020. Canada's daily cases of COVID-19 continued to increase. As of Tuesday afternoon, the country reported a total of 170,945 cases of COVID-19, including 9,527 deaths, according to CTV. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua) (Credit Image: © Zou Zheng/Xinhua via ZUMA Press) Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua

Eleven mayors from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area say they’re in favour of safely loosening COVID-19 restrictions in the province’s hot spots.

In a statement, the mayors say they support the province’s efforts to come up with a plan that would allow businesses such as gyms to reopen, under the guidance of public health officials.

Four regions, including three in the Toronto area, were placed in a modified Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan earlier this month.

The measures are set to expire for Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa at the end of this week.