Premier Doug Ford pushing to extend Ontario’s COVID-19 state of emergency until June 30

MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2020. 12:28 PM EDT

As the current emergency declaration, which has been in effect since March 17, expires Tuesday, Ford’s majority Progressive Conservatives want another 28-day extension.


“On Friday, Ford reversed course on his previous “one size fits all” reopening for the province and will allow regions with fewer COVID-19 cases — including North Bay, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Algoma, Kenora, Kingston, Renfrew, Huron-Perth, Prince Edward County, Peterborough and most of the southwest other than Windsor — to open earlier.

The Greater Toronto Area, home to two-thirds of Ontario’s 2,300 coronavirus deaths, will likely be the last region to be opened.”