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Ontario extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30

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Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
Ontario government has announced the extension of the provincial Declaration of Emergency to June 30 in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The decision supports the government’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and protect the health and safety of Ontarians as the province reopens in a measured and responsible way, according to a press release. The extension, under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, was approved by the Ontario legislature earlier today. “Extending the provincial Declaration of Emergency will allow us to safely and gradually reopen the province, while we continue to use every resource at our disposal to battle this deadly virus” said Premier Doug Ford.” We are not out of the woods yet, so it is critical that we exercise caution to keep everyone safe, including protecting our most vulnerable citizens in long-term care homes, retirement homes and group homes.”

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