Stay-at-home order to begin Thursday

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario will issue a new stay-at-home order to try and control a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, sources tell The Canadian Press.

Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement at a news conference this afternoon.

Sources say the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning and last for four weeks.

Only stores selling essential goods will remain open during the four-week period.

Ford’s cabinet made the decision about the stay-at-home order during a meeting Tuesday night.

The premier hinted at new restrictions coming during a news conference on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, vaccine appointments for Ontarians aged 60 and older opened in all of the province’s public health units on Wednesday morning.

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