World News – CA – State of emergency declared in Aylmer


A march planned this weekend by « anti-masks » prompted Aylmer officials to take preventive measures

City declared a state of emergency in response to a second ‘freedom march’ due to take place on Saturday According to a tweet from Aylmer police, the statement aims to avoid any potential problems

City of Aylmer declares state of emergency This action was taken in direct response to a 2nd anti-masking for freedom march scheduled for November 7 The potential for civil unrest and disruption to service prompted this answer imageTwittercom / y2550YRSmZ

« The potential for civil unrest and disruption to services prompted this response, » read the tweet, which included a copy of the order signed by Aylmer Mayor Mary French

The order is issued the same day the health unit announced it was investigating an epidemic of 31 COVID-19 cases in a collective living environment in Bayham

As of Monday evening, Southwestern Public Health recorded a total of 337 COVID-19 cases covering Elgin and Oxford counties Aylmer led all communities with 89 cases

Medical Officer of Health Dr Joyce Lock had expressed concern about the first event, held on October 24, saying the idea of ​​a large crowd gathering without any form of protection was unwise

“Participating in a large group activity, unmasked, because cases are multiplying everywhere, is dangerous,…? Lock said in a statement

In the first ‘Freedom March’, around 200 people, none of whom were wearing social distancing or wearing masks, marched through town to protest public health guidelines implemented by Southwestern Public Health and the Ontario Ministry of Health Participants carried signs that read, among other things, « Don’t be sheep » and « Distancing from socialism »

The crowd then moved closer at a rally held at the town orchestra Police monitored the crowd but there was no problem Despite provincial orders against over 25 people standing together outside at a time, no fines were imposed

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