World Toronto to move into next phase of reopening Friday: government
Blue Jays to play home games in Buffalo in 2020
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto will move into the third stage of its economic reopening on July 31, the Ontario provincial government announced on Wednesday, paving the way for the majority of businesses in Canada's most populous city to resume operations after four months of lockdown.
The stage three of reopening will allow Toronto and the region of Peel, which covers Toronto's suburbs, to reopen gyms, movie theatres and playgrounds, with social distancing guidelines in place, an Ontario government statement said.
Only Windsor-Essex, which has seen outbreaks of COVID-19 among agricultural workers, will remain in stage two.
(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Toronto; Editing by Chris Reese)
Padres' Jorge Mateo clears protocols after testing positive for COVID-19 .
Padres infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo, who tested positive for the coronavirus July 8.Mateo was formerly a top-100 prospect with both the Yankees and Athletics, but after back-to-back underwhelming showings in Triple-A over the previous two seasons, the A’s shipped the 25-year-old to the Padres in June for a player to be named later. Mateo has amassed 1,076 plate appearances at the minors’ highest level and slashed a below-average .261/.306/.433 with 22 home runs and 49 stolen bases.