TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses in the province to help deal with the spread of COVID-19.
He says the order will be effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place for at least 14 days.
BREAKING: Premier Doug Ford is ordering the closure of all non essential business for two weeks as of tomorrow. Will extend if necessary #covid19 #onpoli
He says the gravity of this does not escape him but health and safety of every Ontarian comes first.
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Ford says he will release the list of businesses Tuesday that will be allowed to stay open, but food will remain on the grocery store shelves and people will still have access to medication.