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More regions classified as red zones in Ontario after province lowers thresholds

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

November 16, 2020  The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Three regions in the Toronto area join the COVID-19 red zone on Nov. 16.

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 Nov. 14.

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.

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

He said on Nov. 13 that recent COVID-19 projections show the province is “staring down the barrel of another lockdown.”