(CMR) Some Canadian provinces are implementing tighter restrictions following the latest data which reveals that the country has now recorded 200,000 cases of coronavirus ,in addition to just under ten thousand deaths.
Epidemiologists say the country is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, with the country's most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, being described as the epicentre of the virus.
A whopping 80 percent of the cases and 90 per cent of deaths were recorded in the two provinces.
Following a resurgence of the virus, the provinces have again forced the closure of bars and restaurants, museums and concert halls, as well as gyms and sports venues.
In addition Ontario's Premier Doug Ford has recommended that parents scale back on planned Halloween activities noting that it best children not go trick-or-treating , which usually involves little ones going door to door in search of candy.
“We just can't have hundreds of kids showing up at your door if you live in a hotspot,” Ford told a news conference.
Canada has an average of 2,284 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 20 deaths per day, figures that have increased significantly since September with the return to school and work.