Mayor Bonnie Crombie believes Mississauga will remain in lockdown until new year

 

Despite the fact the latest lockdown measures implemented for Toronto and Peel Region are scheduled to end December 21, Mayor Bonnie Crombie believes this is unlikely to happen.

During a recent interview with insauga.com, Crombie says she believes the lockdown will be extended for Mississauga at least until January 4, 2021.

According to Crombie, Mississauga is currently at 133 cases per 100,000 residents, and the positivity rate among those tested for the virus is seven per cent, which is down slightly from the previous rate of 7.6 per cent.

This is good news—it means we’re stabilizing—but it doesn’t mean we’re going down yet,” Crombie says.

Additionally, Crombie believes lockdown measures will be extended until early in the new year. “I’m anticipating that, I’m not suggesting that I’ve heard anything—I don’t have any inside information, but let’s be clear, there are a number of holidays coming up, so I don’t believe the Province will allow us to reopen just yet” Crombie says.

Crombie also referenced the fact that lockdown measures were just imposed on York Region as of December 14.

If all these Regions are now going into lockdown, that doesn’t bode well for the Regions already in lockdown and hoping to come out of it—everything should be closed at the same time,” she says.

Crombie acknowledged the likelihood that, should lockdown measures extend beyond the 21, some people will break rules in order to visit family members over the holidays.

We expect that there will be some people breaking rules, but we will know because two weeks later—approximately the second and third week in January—we’ll see a spike in the number of new cases,” she says.

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