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Ontario extends state of emergency to July 15

The Ontario government has extended its state of emergency to July 15, 2020 – and Premier Doug Ford said he is hopeful it was will be last time.

The extension was approved by the Ontario Legislature earlier today. While many of the emergency orders under the declaration could continue past July 15, including bans on large gatherings, no new orders can be made or amended after the state of emergency expires.

“We are hopeful that another extension of the Declaration of Emergency will not be needed as we see improvements in the public health trends and as people and businesses continue to act responsibly and adapt to the new environment,” said Ford.

Local medical officers of health can still exercise powers such as requiring masks in commercial settings.

As of June 24, 33 public health unit regions have entered Stage 2 of reopening. The Windsor-Essex County public health unit region remains in Stage 1.

The province is reporting fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19, a day after a small increase in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus.

The 163 new lab-confirmed cases bring the total number of Ontario infections to 34,016, a 0.5 per cent increase over Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, 86 per cent of all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province are resolved.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has recorded no new cases since the 43rd added on May 18. The 42nd case was listed May 1.

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  1. doug says:

    The emergency act needs to continue after being verbally assulted in the County Centre yesterday by tourist with no mask on ,refused the 6 foot distance and believed no one is dying from this B.S.virus as the couple stated while the other mid age women said I was having a hissy fit because they would not stand back 6 feet .YOUR NOT WELCOME IN THE COUNTY.

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