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More regions classified as ‘red zones’ in Ontario after coronavirus thresholds lowered

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WATCH ABOVE (Nov. 13, 2020): The Ontario government is moving more regions into 'red zones' as COVID-19 infections surge. And as Eric Sorensen reports, Premier Doug Ford says he's not afraid to impose another lockdown – Nov 13, 2020

TORONTO — Three regions in the Toronto area join the COVID-19 red zone today.

The stricter public health measures come into effect in Hamilton, York and Halton regions.

Toronto joined Peel Region in the red alert level — the highest short of a full lockdown — on Saturday.

Read more: Toronto deemed ‘red zone’ starting Saturday; stricter city-imposed shutdowns in place

Another six regions, such as Durham and Waterloo, will move to the orange alert level, and six more, including Windsor-Essex and Sudbury, will join the yellow alert level.

Today’s developments come just days after Premier Doug Ford lowered the thresholds for his colour-coded restrictions system.

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He said on Friday that recent COVID-19 projections show the province is “staring down the barrel of another lockdown.”

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Ontario government moves several regions to red zone following COVID-19 modelling – Nov 13, 2020
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