It was back in March of last year, my province went into lockdown. Here's a list of restrictions that were in place:
"curbside pick-up" was implemented for all non-essential stores. You'd have to call and place an order with your credit card if you needed anything that wasn't available at any other store. Grocery stores were excluded. This restriction was lifted and put back in place multiple times. Currently, it is in place.
Playgrounds, bars, strip clubs, theatres, concerts, anything with a large group of people... Were all closed, and have been ever since.
In June of last year, in my province's county, mandatory mask-wearing was implemented. You wouldn't be allowed in a store if you were not wearing a mask.
In Q3 (third quarter of the year), stores were limited to a certain amount of people.
The above is just a brief idea. Currently:
A stay-at-home order was issued for the province. Basically just saying, stay at home, or you could affect other people. It does fuck all to curb the spread. The cidiots (city idiots) from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area; a group of very large cities surrounding Toronto... Brampton, Etobicoke (pronounced (ee-toe-buh-co)), Mississauga, etc.) spread the virus to other areas of the province after they were in lockdown, so they said, "Hey, we can't go anywhere in our city, so let's flock north an have a good time with little restrictions.
The Ontario Premier (leader of the province), realized this a long time after people knew that was going to happen when they announced the lockdown for the GTA. My ENTIRE county did not have a single case, until a short time after the GTA lockdown! Now, after the entire province has been locked down... Cases are 50+ a day in my county, and about 3-10 in my small city of 22,000... Including variants!!! Because people just want to get the fuck out of their house, and instead of going on a walk up the street with their mask on where they live, they spend an hour or 2 drive to come here, get / spread the fucking virus, just because we have parks here, and in the city, they don't, at least not any forested parks. Fucking bastards!
So, anyways... what the Ontario government has done is this:
Police can pull over anyone and requires you to give information to them and your reason for being out.
Playgrounds are closed... Again....
Actually, no... They aren't... Because less than 12 hours after both of those things were implemented, which would have GREATLY curbed the spread of the virus... The premier received backlash from people. "Man, that stuff youre doing will save many people's lives, including our own, but my kids want to get sick and die from COVID, and I want to go shopping two hours away, and spread the virus, which 'obviously', won't hurt anyone. Premier, being the fat, dumbass piece of shit he is, says, "OK, I'll let more people get sick and overwhelm the entire country.
Now, we can only purchase groceries and sanitization products, like mops, paper-towels, Pinesol, soap, detergent, etc., and pharmacies remain open as well. You can't buy clothes, or... Anything! Unless it is food, sanitization products, or drugs, you can't buy it.
Our hospitals now have checkpoints that, when upon entering, you have to be screened. They'll ask you why you're there, if you have any flu-like symptoms, what time your appointment is, and if you're early, you have to wait until 5 minutes before your appoinment before they'll let you go through.
There's some other things, but I can't quite think at the moment, I'm just too stressed, just thinking about all of this crap.
I can tell you one thing: Amazon.ca will be making a shit tonne of money... More than what they've already been making due to not being able to buy non-essential stuff at the store.
Anyways... This turned moreso into a rant; I must have needed it, lol
Thanks for reading. And if you didn't read it all... I don't blame ya; it's pretty damn long, lol