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8 from GTA charged following gathering at Muskoka cottage

Under Ontario's current stay-at-home order, gatherings with anyone outside of one's household are prohibited in order to curb the spread of the third wave of COVID-19. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Eight people from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have been charged following a gathering that took place at a cottage in Gravenhurst, Ont., on Saturday night.

Under Ontario’s current stay-at-home order, gatherings with anyone outside of one’s household are prohibited in order to curb the spread of the third wave of COVID-19.

Read more: 5 Ontarians from different addresses charged after riding in same car during stay-at-home order

The fine for violating the rule under Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act is $750.

At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police say they responded to a complaint from a member of the public and found eight people who were in violation of the current coronavirus restrictions.

Officers say the individuals were charged accordingly.

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