Ontario to issue 4-week Stay-At-Home order starting Thursday

Media reports: stay at home order looms

Premier Ford says that they expect to have upwards of 40 per-cent of all adults in the province vaccinated by the end of the stay at home order.

Ford says stores providing essential goods will remain open during the four-week period, but they will only be permitted to sell grocery and pharmacy items.

Residential evictions are also again suspended.

The province is already under a shutdown, but the top doctors for Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa say that's not enough and are calling for a provincial Stay-at-Home order to stifle transmission.

Move would close all non-essential businesses to in-person shopping, restrict non-essential sections of big box stores.

The province has not closed schools, but local public health chiefs in Toronto, Peel and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph ordered all schools closed until at least April 19.

Arab states voice support for major security sweep in Jordan
Safadi, who also holds the title of the deputy prime minister, did not specify which countries were involved in the alleged plot . The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to Jordan's economy, pushing unemployment to record levels and deepening poverty.

After two days of counts in the 70s, the London region returned to case totals over 100, the same as those seen over the Easter weekend, with 126 cases reported Wednesday.

Ontario has issued a new stay-at-home order today to fight an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by variants of the virus.

The Public Health table has recommended a stay at home order for hot spot regions.

Starting April 12, the premier said education workers across the province who provide daily support to students with special education needs would now be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford in Thunder Bay in 2018. Booking eligibility will be extended to include individuals aged 50 and over for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at mass immunization clinics in high-risk areas as identified by postal code, using the provincial booking system.

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