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Ontario extends emergency orders

The order is in effect until July 22
Premier Doug Ford. Sourced from YouTube.

The emergency orders in Ontario have been extended to July 22, and the state of emergency has been extended until July 24.

According to the government, extending the emergency order ensures they have the tools to "safely and gradually reopen the province, while continuing to support frontline health care workers and protect vulnerable populations."

This week, the number of COVID-19 cases being reported by Public Health Ontario has been on a downward trend. For the past three days, the number of new cases being reported daily has been under 200.

The government is reviewing each emergency order to determine when and if it can be adjusted or lifted to safely reopen the province.

Ontario introduced legislation Tuesday to enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year.

He said the bill would allow his government to move quickly to extend or change public health measures as the province continues to emerge from the strict lockdown rules it has been under since March.

The government originally declared a provincial state of emergency on March 17.