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STRIP CLUBS SAY PROVINCEWI­DE SHUT­DOWN UN­FAIR

- Canada News · Ontario · Mississauga · Chilean Ministry of Health · Striptease · Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

Strip club op­er­a­tors are voic­ing frus­tra­tion over the On­tario govern­ment’s move to shut down their es­tab­lish­ments, say­ing the clo­sure was or­dered with­out con­sul­ta­tion and treats the in­dus­try un­fairly. The prov­ince an­nounced the shut­down late last week, say­ing it was needed to re­duce trans­mis­sion in high-risk busi­nesses. Mauro Mas­trucci, who owns the Air­port Strip Club in Mis­sis­sauga, said his club had Plex­i­glas bar­ri­ers, re­quired cus­tomers to wear masks, and checked tem­per­a­tures at the door in an ef­fort to fol­low public health guide­lines. Two Toronto strip clubs made head­lines this sum­mer after COVID-19 cases were linked to the es­tab­lish­ments. The Min­istry of Health said the clo­sure is part of an at­tempt to ad­dress a rapid in­crease in com­mu­nity trans­mis­sion of COVID-19.

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