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Canada COVIDIOTS: Trinity Bellwoods jam-packed despite rules

05:16  24 may  2020
05:16  24 may  2020 Source:   torontosun.com

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a group of people in a park: Hundreds of people are seen congregating in Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday. © Justin Mob Hundreds of people are seen congregating in Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday.

The covidiots were out in full force Saturday at Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park. The hipster favourite at the west end of Queen Street West was filled with people who apparently have never heard of physical or social distancing in the coronavirus era.

As photos and video of people sitting side by side, having large group picnics and ignoring public health advice were shared widely on social media, city councillor and board of health chair Joe Cressy reacted with disappointment on Twitter.

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  Trinity Bellwoods Park Overcrowding Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things During Pandemic TORONTO — “Selfish and dangerous” was how Toronto’s top doctor summed up the behaviour people who crowded into a downtown park on Saturday during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  According to the city, thousands of people packed Trinity Bellwoods Park on one of the first warm days of the year, and numerous photos and video posted to social media showed the park-goers seemingly disregarding physical distancing requirements. Unhappy to report that Trinity Bellwood’s looks like a nightclub right now. pic.twitter.com/k0ftTIIS3o— Laura Howells (@LauraHowellsNL) May 23, 2020Dr.

I just walked through Trinity Bellwood ’s quickly with a mask on and it’s PACKED . Seeing this everywhere. #secondwave @blogTO pic.twitter.com/aU1djhEoD4. " Trinity Bellwoods yesterday was a disaster We're already going backwards thanks to #COVIDIDIOTS that just won't abide by rules ."

Police have blasted “ covidiots ” flouting UK lockdown rules during the coronavirus epidemic. West Midlands Police released bodycam footage of officers confronting a family caught tucking into a huge feast on their driveway, while elsewhere two friends were filmed weightlifting and boxing in a park.

“Toronto, this will not end well if we don’t all do our part and respect physical distancing,” Cressy said.

“Going outside is good for physical and mental health, but at a distance. We’re by no means out of the woods yet. Anything but. Please, we are all in this together.”

Park dwellers appeared to mostly be in their 20s or 30s, and many were not wearing masks and not keeping two metres apart. The scene was variously described as a nightclub, a cocktail party and disappointing.

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Toronto reopened 850 park amenities Saturday after more than two months of closure due to COVID-19.

Health officials on Saturday reported 220 new COVID-19 cases in Toronto, while Ontario reported 412 new cases, along with 27 new deaths related to the virus. The rise in cases in Ontario represents a 1.7% increase over the previous day’s total.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Abdu Sharkawy told CTV that he was missing out on Eid celebrations with his family to treat COVID-19 patients while people in the park ignored all the rules. He called the images sad.

“I wonder if these people know the sacrifices myself and my colleagues in the emergency room and ICU are making,” Dr. Sharkawy said. “I don’t want my ER and my ICU filled up with sick people in another few weeks.”

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Trinity Bellwoods Park has been cut in half with a chain-link fence as crews work on the park’s pathways. And as Adrian Ghobrial reports, those who frequent the area are raising concerns about how long it is taking for the work to get done.

COME EARLY and grab some food at The Trinity Bellwoods Farmers market Trinity Bellwoods Farmers' Market 3pm to 7 pm @ Dundas and Shaw PETS ON LEASH in the market area re: public health rules and it’s an on-leash area of park. NO SMOKING tobacco, hooch or vaping in the movie

Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, said in a tweet she was disappointed by the photos of people in the park.

“I understand that the photos of people in Trinity Bellwoods were disappointing today. It was a beautiful day & we all want to enjoy our city together, but this could be selfish and dangerous behavior that could set us back,” the tweet said.

'Don't be like Toronto': City asks Calgarians to avoid crowded parks .
Some of Calgary’s best-known parks and pathways have been “hot spots” for crowding, and the city is asking Calgarians to look elsewhere to enjoy warm weather. As some COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease , Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he doesn’t want to see weekend images of a packed park in downtown Toronto repeated in this city. “I just want to say to Calgarians a sentence that Calgarians don’t need any reminding of: Don’t be like Toronto,” he said. “There are plenty of places where you can enjoy some green space throughout the city, and that’s what we’re really encouraging people to do.

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