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Coronavirus: Premier Doug Ford says Ontario banning alcohol sales after 11 p.m. to slow virus spread

CA, 26 Sep 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford responded to questions on Friday regarding the province’s announcement that the government is prohibiting restaurants, bars and other food and drink businesses from selling alcohol after 11 p.m. and ordering all strip clubs to close.

“The vast majority of restaurant owners, they have been responsible,” Ford said at a press conference.

“There have been outbreaks with staff members… and it’s precautionary. We have to be careful.”

According to Ford, some Ontario mayors were concerned about bars, restaurants, nightclubs and strip clubs.

“There’s quite a few mayors concerned, along with the local chief medical officers,” the Ontario premier stated. “It’s just another step that we can put in place that will slow down the spread of COVID.”

The orders came as Ontario continued to see a high number of COVID-19 cases, with the province reporting 409 new cases. on Friday, Sept. 25.

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