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Canadian province of Ontario to further ease pandemic restrictions

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Oct 8 (Reuters) – Ontario is lifting capability limits on live performance venues, theaters and spectator services at sports video games as of Saturday at midnight, the federal government of Canada’s most populous province mentioned on Friday, whereas persevering with to require proof of vaccination and masks.

Limited numbers of outbreaks in these settings have been reported, an announcement from the provincial authorities mentioned.

Meeting and occasion areas in addition to horse racing services shall be included, though indoor assembly and occasion areas should be in a position to preserve bodily distancing between individuals.

The easing of restrictions comes as the most recent modeling confirmed Canada is anticipated to see a decline in its COVID-19 instances within the coming weeks, a high medical official mentioned on Friday. learn extra

Ontario started a sluggish lifting of lockdown measures in early summer season, earlier than the fourth wave of the virus hit. The province has vaccinated 87% of adults over age 12 with one dose, and 82% are totally vaccinated.

Ontario reported 573 new instances of COVID-19 on Friday. Canada had 4,100 new instances on Thursday, the latest knowledge obtainable.

Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver
Editing by Alistair Bell

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