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Canadians sticking closer to home amid shutdown, analysis finds

Apr 10, 2020, 09:23 AM by Environics Analytics
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Cellphone location data show one in six across country leave their neighbourhoods on weekends now, a sharp drop from two months ago

One in six people ventured beyond their neighbourhood last weekend, according to a report that lays out a dramatic drop in Canadians’ movement as people adjust to stringent stay-home advisories during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The report, compiled by marketing firm Environics Analytics from a database of anonymized location data from 2.3 million mobile phones, examined the movement patterns of Canadians over the past 10 weekends.


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