Every day in Canada, a lot of news regarding COVID-19 comes out both nationally and locally.
And for now, we will be putting together Toronto and Canada’s top headlines daily to help digest the news in one place.
Throughout the day, you can see all the headlines in real-time here.
Top COVID-19 stories for April 3, as of 5 pm ET:
Ontario health officials have projected that provincial death toll for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the existing measures in place, could be anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada is investing $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Toronto projects that the city’s death toll for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the existing measures in place, could be anywhere from 600 to 3,000.
The Province of Ontario announced further closures, banning more non-essential businesses and workplaces including non-essential construction, to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Among some very “stark” news about potential disease projections, Ontario’s government has updated its list of essential businesses during the pandemic. Among those that didn’t make the cut this time around are cannabis producers and retailers.
Mayor John Tory signed an emergency order regulating physical distancing in City of Toronto parks and public squares on Thursday. This emergency action is in effect immediately, and will last for at least the next 30 days.