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Ontario's Top Doctor Is Telling You Not To Leave Your House Unless You Have To

The doctor is echoing advice from the first wave.

The province's top doctor is now asking you to stay home whenever possible as Ontario COVID-19 cases rise. 

In a Monday press conference, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer, said that while the province has not implemented an internal travel ban, they are asking people not to venture out.

This means that Ontario is encouraging residents to stay home amid the second wave.

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Don't go out of your house if you don't need to go out.

Dr. Williams

Dr. Williams noted that Toronto, Ottawa and Peel are red zones, which have the most issues containing the spread of COVID-19. 

While asking people to "decrease travel", he also wants you to be mindful of "limiting your social contacts at this time."

For those who must head out, it's been stressed that proper handwashing, mask-wearing, distancing and monitoring yourself for symptoms are still widely required.

"If you have to travel for essential reasons, you don't lax those methods of vigilance that we've asked for all along," he said.

Last week, Dr. Williams also stated that some targeted venues could see themselves going back to stage one and two rules as cases continue to rise.