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Ontario to close all non-essential businesses

Ontario to close all non-essential businesses Photo: WDIO-TV file

ROB GILLIES
Created: March 23, 2020 01:26 PM

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's most populous province says that non-essential businesses must close for at least 14 days starting at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday in efforts to stem the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Ontario Gov. Doug Ford said Monday he will release the list of businesses that will be allowed to stay open, but food will remain on the grocery store shelves and people will still have access to medication.

Ford also acknowledged students will not going back to school on April 6, the date initially set for a return to classes.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier that “Enough is enough. Go home and stay home."  
 

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