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Toronto's Doctor Says The City Should 'Slow Things Down' When Reopening

Dr. de Villa states that we are moving from "one pandemic to another."

While 27 regions moved back into Ontario's framework this week, Toronto's reopening might have to wait. 

Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's top doctor, told CBC's Metro Morning that the city should take a "cautious" approach for easing restrictions. 

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We should slow things down, be much more cautious, stay in a more restrictive state.  Dr. Eileen de Villa

She states that we should wait to see how the new variants of COVID-19 are affecting the city. 

In fact, when asked if Ontario's stay-at-home orders should end in the 6ix next week, de Villa stated that we should stay in a "restrictive state."

"I've spoken about this new phase of this pandemic and how we must be very very cautious," she stated. 

The warning also comes on the same day that John Tory echoed similar comments. 

"We think great caution is called for here," Tory told CP24. "The last thing we want is to open and close again."

Dr. de Villa stated earlier this month that the region was transitioning from "one pandemic to another," due to the variants.