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TORONTO –
Ontario has officially extended the provincial state of emergency and all related orders, including the stay at home order, for an additional 14 days

The state of emergency that occurred on 1 The Emergency Management and Disaster Management Act (EMCPA) was declared January 12, and the stay at home order expires on February 9, the government said

The announcement of the extension was expected after Premier Doug Ford on Jan said 12 The state of emergency is valid for 28 days

The state of emergency in Ontario must be legally extended by the government 14 days after it comes into effect

If the order had not been extended, the state of emergency would have expired automatically at 12:01 p.m. on Tuesday m

Ford showed on Jan 12 that the order for the stay at home would be valid for 28 days, i.e. until February 11, which means that the order must be renewed at least one more time

The government declared a state of emergency after a surge in COVID-19 cases in the New Year threatened to overwhelm the provincial health system

Ontarians caught in violation of the Residence Ordinance could face a fine and prosecution under the Ontario Reopening Act and the EMPCA

Public gatherings organized outdoors and social gatherings are limited to a maximum of five people as part of the stay-at-home arrangement

A year ago today, Ontario confirmed its first case of COVID-19 after a 56-year-old man arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto with a seemingly mild case of pneumonia

Doctors decided to admit him because of an unusual x-ray and his recent trip to China. Ontario health officials announced their first case of the “Wuhan Novel Coronavirus” on Jan. Confirm January 25, 2020

In the months that followed, a number of public health measures went into effect, namely wearing masks, social distancing, and some form of lockdown in the province

On Dec 26, Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford issued a second statewide lockdown closing all non-essential businesses and banning personal dining in bars and restaurants as the second wave of COVID-19 threatened to overwhelm the healthcare system

Last week, the Chief Medical Officer for Health in Ontario, Dr. David Williams said the province needs to see daily COVID-19 cases drop to Jan.The 000 mark falls before the lock commands can be released

On Monday, Ontario reported less than 1958 new COVID-19 cases This is a decrease compared to Sunday when 2417 infections were registered

At 35968 tests for the disease processed in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 positivity rate in Ontario is 55 percent

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