Ontario to impose stay-at-home order, closing non-essential retail, sources say – CBC

Order to take effect Thursday in attempt to slow 3rd wave of COVID-19

Apr 06, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet has approved a provincewide stay-at-home order and will close non-essential retail stores for all but curbside pickup, multiple sources told CBC News Tuesday night.

The move comes in the wake of criticism that restrictions announced last week — what the government called “emergency brake” measures — are insufficient to slow the spread of Ontario’s third wave of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health reported another 3,215 cases of the illness Wednesday morning, the most on a single day since Jan. 17, when the second wave was at its peak in the province.

The seven-day average of daily cases climbed to 2,988, its highest point since January 18.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-stay-at-home-order-covid-19-1.5977646

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