COVID-19: Province launches ‘large field retailer blitz’; Residential evictions on pause; three,326 new instances reported

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The federal government pushed a provincewide alert on cell networks, in addition to TV and radio, at about 10 a.m. to bolster the stay-at-home message.

In the meantime, the federal government has issued one other emergency order, quickly pausing the enforcement of residential evictions.

The Landlord and Tenant Board will proceed to listen to eviction purposes and challenge orders, in line with the province, however enforcement of eviction orders shall be postponed, besides in “pressing conditions” comparable to criminal activity. This extends to eviction orders issued however not carried out earlier than this emergency order got here into impact.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark stated his authorities will make sure the eviction pause continues so long as the province stays beneath a state of emergency. The province declared its second provincial emergency of the pandemic on Tuesday – the primary one was in impact from mid-March to late July.

The province stated tenants whose landlords have locked them out or are threatening to take action can contact Ontario’s Rental Housing Enforcement Unit for assist.

Ontario reported three,326 new instances of COVID-19 on Thursday, and 62 further deaths.

The seven-day common for brand new instances is now three,452, and has declined each day from record-high common of three,555 reported on Monday.

The brand new instances reported Thursday embody 144 in Ottawa, 39 in Jap Ontario, 5 in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington and three apiece in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark, Renfrew County and District, and Hastings Prince Edward.

The variety of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout Ontario sits at 1,657 (down 17 from the day gone by) in line with provincial reporting, together with 388 individuals in ICU (a rise of three) with 280 individuals on ventilators.

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