Toronto residents are reportedly finally staying home.
During the COVID-19 press conference Last Monday, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Health Medical Officer, said the city received some unidentifiable smartphone data showing more people staying home.
The data represents the week of January 3-9 and shows that home time measures are at 82 percent, up from 87 percent in March 2020.
“This suggests that the December 26 shutdown has had some impact on the movement in Toronto,” de Villa said.
Additionally, Mayor John Tory says he has requested a more detailed look at the mobility data, breaking down the days of the week, the hours of the day, and where in the city to find out where and when people go out instead of staying in. House. In addition, he added traffic data and plans to share the information openly when available.
“What we hope to see, as January unfolds further and the stay-at-home order is imposed, is that traffic levels will drop even further,” Tory said.
This is after the December news. indicating that the lockdown measures in Toronto and Peel were ineffective compared to the first wave.