COVID-19 not instant get-out-of-jail free card: Judge

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COVID-19 simply isn’t an automatic get-out-of-jail ticket for everyone facing criminal charges, according to a Toronto Superior Court of Ontario judge. In a judgement released Monday, Madam Justice Anne Molloy denied an alleged gun possessor bail despite acknowledging the increased risk of contacting COVID-19 while in custody during the pandemic. “It is simply not the case that everybody awaiting trial must be released in light of the current pandemic,” stated Molloy.