Reports: Ontario set to announce provincewide stay-at-home order
Closed sign. (Tim Mossholder, Pexels.com)
We appear to be heading for another shutdown in Ontario.
Several media reports say the Ford government will announce a stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon, to take effect Thursday.
All non-essential retail stores would be closed, except for delivery and curbside pickup.
Big-box stores would only be allowed to sell groceries and pharmacy items.
The order could be in place for at least a month.
The move comes after medical experts criticized the government’s imposition of it’s “shutdown” protocol last Saturday, saying it wouldn’t be enough to stem the massive surge in COVID-19 infections.
On Tuesday, Premier Doug Ford expressed his frustration that massive crowds were seen at urban shopping malls, despite the recommendation that Ontarian’s only make essential trips outside the home.
***With files from Norman Jack