Ontario Premier Doug Ford declares a State of Emergency as the province stabilizes further spread of the Coronavirus.
“We’re facing an unprecedented time in our history. This is a decision that was not made lightly,” Doug Ford, announced today at Queen’s Park, Toronto.
“COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions .. We must act decisively, we must not delay,”.
The Canadian province has officially prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people Until March 31st. This includes indoor recreation centres, theatres and concert venues, libraries, places of worship, private schools and daycares. This currently does not apply to public transit, shopping malls, grocery stores and pharmacies.
Doug Ford also emphasized that the State of Emergency does not constitute a, “provincial shutdown.”
Current statistics confirm that there are now a total of 177 cases of the Coronavirus within Ontario. A majority of these cases are within the Greater Toronto Area with some isolates cases throughout the province.
The province of Ontario urges everyone to self-quarantine and stay positive as they work together with Health officials to eliminate further spread contamination and spread of the Coronavirus.