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Ford tightens gathering restrictions in COVID-19 hot spots

The provincial government has also announced a $10K fine for illegal party organizers
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File photo of Premier Doug Ford. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday

Premier Doug Ford has announced a tightening of restrictions in parts of the province in response to rising COVID-19 numbers.

Starting tomorrow, outdoor gatherings will be restricted to a maximum of 25 people and indoor gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 10 people in Peel, Toronto and Ottawa. These rules do not apply inside businesses that have been given the go-ahead to open, such as movie theatres.

Other Stage 3 rules, including the allowance of 50 people at an indoor gathering and 100 people at an outdoor event, apply to all other regions in the province.

The provincial government has also warned that organizers of illegal social gatherings can face a new minimum fine of $10,000, in addition to the $700 fine for those who attend.

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