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What's closing, remaining open during Ontario's 4-week COVID-19 "emergency brake" shutdown?

CA, 02 Apr 2021
An Ontario-wide “shutdown” will be put in place to combat an “alarming” surge in COVID-19 infections, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday as intensive care admissions related to the virus surpassed those of the second wave of the pandemic.

Citing the need for drastic action, Ford said the change will take effect Saturday and continue for at least four weeks.

The government is asking Ontarians to limit trips outside the home to necessities such as food, medication and other essential services, but stopped short of imposing a stay-at-home order like it did in January.

Travis Dhanraj explains what the restrictions are, why critics say these rules are not tough enough and how businesses are fearing for their future again.

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