Ontario extends emergency orders to June 19th, as province reports 455 new COVID-19 cases

Erik White/CBC

Date Published: June 6, 2020

Source: CBC

Today, Ontario has announced it will be extending its emergency order until June 19th, which was originally set to expire on June 9th. This news comes in light of the province reporting 455 new COVID-19 cases, of which 68 were due to a reporting delay. This order includes banning people from dining in restaurants and prohibits gatherings larger than five. The Ontario government hopes that by extending emergency orders will give employers of frontline care providers the necessary flexibility to respond to COVID-19 and protect vulnerable people and the public as the province gradually and safely reopens. 

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-june-6-1.5601585

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