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Peel Region Will Officially Move Into The Red Zone At Midnight

It'll be the only region in Ontario in the "control" zone.

As of midnight tonight, Peel Region will move into the red "control" zone of Ontario's new COVID-19 tracking system.

The new system, announced Thursday, sorts regions into different colour zones depending on positivity rates.

Peel will be the only region in the red zone, which means they will see stringent measures. 

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After consulting with the local medical Officer of Health [...], Peel Region Health Unit will move to the red, control level. Premier Doug Ford

"The numbers that we are seeing in Peel, and specifically Brampton, are just through the roof," said the premier on Friday.

According to the new red-zone framework, gathering limits will be set at 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Bars and restaurants will not be permitted to host indoor dining in Peel, and only six people may sit together in an outdoor setting.

Gyms and fitness studios must close. Fitness classes and team sports are also not permitted. 

Additionally, casinos, bingo halls, theatres, and cinemas have been mandated to close.

Today, Peel Region recorded 280 new COVID-19 cases.

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