Coronavirus: Peterborough and area political leaders urge residents to stay home

Political leaders in Peterborough and area mayors are urging residents to stay home during the global coronavirus pandemic.

In a joint statement issued Monday afternoon, municipal mayors and First Nation chiefs along with Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef and Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith stated everyone must continue to practice social distancing.

“For the past week, Canadians have been stuck at home because of COVID-19. It’s understandable that it is starting to take a toll. But we can’t afford to stop now,” the statement reads.

Peterborough Public Health has confirmed three COVID-19 cases in its jurisdiction.

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