Ontario is planning on extending the province’s state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Premier Doug Ford, the province is looking to extend it for 28 days, until June 30, and will be looking to make its decision on Tuesday at Queen’s Park.
During his daily press conference, Ford said that extending the state of emergency allows the province the ability to make quick decisions immediately.
He also said it would allow Ontario to get “over the hump” and Ford wants to make sure that everyone is safe and healthy.
On May 12, the Ontario government officially extended the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 2.
At the time, the decision was based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature.
The state of emergency in the province was first issued on March 17.
The province’s total is now 28,263 but 78.4% of the cases have been resolved, with 22,153 patients recovered.
A total of 2,276 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 6,427 cases currently under investigation.