People all over Ontario received another COVID-19 emergency push notification Saturday afternoon.
The alert reminded residents to stay home and only go out to pick up essentials like groceries and medication.
“COVID-19 can be deadly. The time to act is now,” the alert read.
This is the second time cell phones across the province have chimed because of the coronavirus. The Ontario government sent out its first emergency notification on March 27 telling international travellers returning home to self-isolate for 14 days.
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Ontario’s solicitor-general Sylvia Jones warned citizens Saturday morning that the notification would be broadcast through radio, TV, and cellphones.
“Our message is clear: everyone but essential workers need to stay home,” she tweeted.
Later today, we’ll be issuing a second emergency alert to all cell phones, radios, and TVs in Ontario. Our message is clear: everyone but essential workers need to stay home.
Only go out if absolutely necessary for groceries, prescriptions or go to a medical appointment. #COVID19 https://t.co/aBFvQ9Er9m
— Sylvia Jones (@SylviaJonesMPP) April 4, 2020
Premier Doug Ford also mentioned the alert was coming at a media briefing Saturday.