Premier Ford Set to Issue Stay-At-Home Order

Premier Ford Set to Issue Stay-At-Home Order

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government will impose a new stay-at-home order on the province, similar to one issued in January, sources familiar with the decision told CBC News.

Essential stores include those that primarily sell groceries, prescription eyewear, safety supplies, automobiles and other vehicles, those that rent and lease cars and other equipment, and those operated by telecommunications providers.

The order was discussed and approved at a cabinet meeting Tuesday night.

Ford is expected to make the announcement official during his 2 p.m. press conference Wednesday, which will be streamed live on this website.

This is the third state of emergency in Ontario since the pandemic began.

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There are 510 people in intensive care because of the virus and 310 on a ventilator.

As well, Premier Doug Ford has announced mobile units will be deployed to areas that have been most hard hit to deliver vaccines to those in essential workplaces and to communities considered hotspots where people as young as 18 will be able to receive the vaccine.

The latest lockdown also represents an about-face for the Ford government, which had announced plans to allow personal care services like barbershops and salons in the grey lockdown zones to open on a by-appointment basis April 12.

The restrictions will be similar to what Ontario experienced in January which will see most stores closed but only allowed curbside sales.

The continued uncertainty over the timeline of economic reopenings and the loosening of restrictions has drawn the ire of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which estimates the first two shutdowns of the provincial economy resulted in 74,000 permanent small business closures.

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