Ontario to announce new regional restrictions amid spike in coronavirus cases: sources

Ontario is expected to announce new restrictions Friday amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the province, sources tell Global News.

Sources said the restrictions will be regional.

The announcement is expected to include the rollout of a colour-coded system for hotspots experiencing spikes in coronavirus cases, similar to what has been implemented in Quebec.

Ontario reported 732 new coronavirus cases on Friday marking the largest single-day increase on record, with most cases in Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel Region.

Premier Doug Ford is expected to speak at 1 p.m. and will be joined by senior health officials.

More to come.

— With files from Travis Dhanraj

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