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An Ontario Restaurant Opened For In-Person Dining & A Huge Crowd Showed Up (VIDEO)

The owner says they've been open since February.
Toronto Staff Writer

An Ontario restaurant defied COVID-19 restrictions this week by offering in-person dining. 

A large crowd could be seen gathered outside of Family Kitchen in Leamington, Ontario, on Tuesday as the restaurant opened amid the provincial government's latest shutdown.

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The restaurant's owner, Kristy Leathem, told CTV News that the business has offered dine-in services since February despite changing COVID-19 rules.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirmed the incident on Wednesday but refused to comment on whether charges were laid as a result.

"Yes it did happen, and it continues to happen [and we need] to come up with a better strategy to make sure we are not creating more problems by solving one problem," Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health, stated.

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