Coronavirus stay-at-home order now in impact throughout Ontario

The Canadian Press

Revealed Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:24AM EST

Final Up to date Thursday, January 14, 2021 eight:07AM EST

TORONTO — A stay-at-home order is now in impact throughout Ontario.

The directive requires residents to remain residence aside from important outings, corresponding to accessing well being care, looking for groceries, or out of doors train.

The province has mentioned there is no set definition for what’s “important” as a result of everybody has their very own distinctive circumstances and regional issues.

There is no restrict on what number of instances individuals can depart their properties per day, or on how lengthy they are often out.

Premier Doug Ford has urged individuals to make use of their “greatest judgment” in deciding whether or not to exit.

However critics say the measure, which was introduced on Tuesday because the province enacted a second state of emergency, is obscure, significantly given regulation enforcement officers’ means to fantastic these not in compliance.

The order is a part of Ontario’s effort to fight hovering charges of COVID-19 that officers have warned might quickly overwhelm the well being system.

As of Wednesday, Ontario was reporting a complete of 224,984 COVID-19 diagnoses for the reason that pandemic started. Of these, 29,636 circumstances have been nonetheless lively, whereas 5,127 individuals had died.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 14, 2021.