TORONTO ― Ontario has extended its state health emergency, this time until July 15.
The extension approved Wednesday by the legislature will enable the provincial government to issue new decrees to loosen the restrictions, by allowing companies and services to a gradual resumption of activities.
“As we are now relaunching our economy in a progressive manner, and secure, our providers of primary care continue to count on our emergency decrees that help them to better protect our seniors and the most vulnerable members of our community, and that allow them to mobilize the resources they need”, said on Wednesday the prime minister, Doug Ford, by issuing a press release.
“These measures are necessary to protect the elderly and other vulnerable populations in Ontario risk of the COVID-19”, added the prime minister’s office Ford.
The provincial government says continue to monitor indicators of public health to examine the opportunity to extend further or not the emergency situation.
Thirty-three areas of public health are in the second phase of the déconfinement of the province. Only the region within the health Unit Windsor-Essex is still in the first step.
Ontario has reported 163 new cases in its latest balance sheet for a total of 34 016 people infected with the coronavirus.