COVID-19: Ontario Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses – March 23, 2020

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COVID-19: Ontario Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses – March 23, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces as the province attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The closure will be in effect for at least 14 days, as of 11:59 p.m. on March 24. The premier is joined by provincial cabinet ministers Christine Elliott (health) and Rod Phillips (finance), as well as Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.