Shomporko Desk:-Ontario has extended the emergency orders put in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19 for an additional 10 days.
Many orders gave by the Ford government under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act should lapse on June 30 however in a news release gave on Saturday the province confirmed that it would expand them until July 10.
The state of emergency, which permits the province to issue and amend the orders, is right now set to terminate on July 15 after being extended earlier this week.
“While we have made truly incredible progress in our fight against COVID-19, thanks to the collective efforts of our frontline heroes and the people of Ontario, we know that we must remain vigilant,” Premier Doug Ford said in the release. “These emergency orders will allow us to take action, if necessary, to ensure our continued success as we reopen our province and get more people back to work.”
In addition to extending the emergency orders, the province also announced Saturday that it is removing some restrictions on indoor sports and recreational facilities so that they can be used to “train amateur or professional athletes or to run certain non-contact amateur or professional athletic,” so long as public health guidelines are followed.
Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
News source: CP24