Canadians urged to maintain COVID-era Thanksgiving gatherings small, digital

Because the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic washes over the nation, Canadians from coast to coast are being requested to restrict the scale of their Thanksgiving gatherings or preserve them fully digital.

With day by day case counts persevering with to rise in a number of provinces, elevated restrictions got here into impact in some scorching spots heading into the lengthy weekend.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has urged folks to stay to their instant households, saying it is too dangerous even to increase the celebration to the present indoor gathering restrict of 10 folks.

The message got here because the province imposed harsher restrictions on the hard-hit areas of Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Area.

In Quebec, the place almost each neighborhood alongside the St. Lawrence River is now thought-about a “crimson zone,” Well being Minister Christian Dube stated Thursday that police can be putting in checkpoints on the roads main into some areas of the province.

Even within the so-called “Atlantic bubble,” the place case counts have been creeping upwards of late, officers are urging folks to restrict their gatherings to their instant circle of 10 folks.