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Ontario placed under 4-week lockdown

Agence France-Presse

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OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada’s economic engine and most populous province of Ontario on Wednesday was ordered into a four-week lockdown to slow the spread of a new wave of Covid-19 infections.

The forcing of residents to stay home and the closing of retail stores except for curbside pickup comes just days after already-hardened public health restrictions went into effect, but have now been deemed insufficient to contain the outbreak.

“The Covid-19 situation is at a critical stage and we must act quickly and decisively to stay ahead of these deadly new variants,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford told a news conference. “This will be in fact for four weeks.”

 

 

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