Ontario extends emergency orders until June 9

TORONTO – The provincial government is extending its emergency orders for COVID-19 until June 9.

Premier Doug Ford said the extension is meant to keep people safe during the pandemic and to maintain progress in containing the coronavirus.

Current orders include the closure of playgrounds, swimming pools and bars and restaurants except for take-out and delivery.

The emergency orders also restrict gatherings to no more than five people.

The orders were last extended on May 12 until June 2.

Ontario has been in a state of emergency since March 17.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2020