Ontario Governor Doug Ford, the most populous province in Canada, and Christine Elliott, deputy governor and provincial health director, announced at a joint press conference in the capital Toronto on February 19 local time.
The province’s “stay-at-home order” currently in force continues to be extended for two weeks in three districts of the province until midnight on March 8.
These three regions are the City of Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound.
Elliott said that the decision was mainly made to prevent the spread of mutant COVID-19 and ensure the epidemic prevention results achieved so far.
Until the mass vaccination is completed, residents of the province still need to continue to abide by epidemic prevention regulations and reduce going out.
The extension of the “stay-at-home order” in the above three areas also means that most parts of the province will relax epidemic prevention and control measures
From the early morning of February 22, including the York District in northern Toronto, which has a large number of Chinese people and a population density similar to that of the above three areas.
So far, most parts of Canada have relaxed epidemic prevention measures.