Ford defends modified stage 2 restrictions hinting Halton could be next


Premier Doug Ford continued to justify the public health measures restricting indoor dining and closing gyms in Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots today. 

The hot spots are Toronto, Peel Region, Ottaw and York Region. 

Ford adding today that Halton's case numbers are concerning and his government and health officials will discuss next steps,  promising to reveal them on Monday. 

"I just want to make sure we keep our hands around this and do everything we can with balancing the economy as well, it's not easy I'll tell you, but the last thing i want to do is close places down, I really, I really don't want to do that." 

Ford added  "we won't even have an economy" if the virus continues to spread and grow in Ontario.