Canada Coronavirus: All publicly funded schools in Ontario closing for 2 weeks due to COVID-19
Ontario now investigating 102 people for potential exposure to coronavirus
Ontario has seen a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases under investigation, although the number of confirmed cases remains the same on Wednesday.There have been 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario, with 17 people still being treated for the illness. Three people have recovered.
Thehas ordered all publicly funded schools to be shut down for two weeks after March Break due to concerns about .
"Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging public health issue, Ontario has been diligently monitoring the developing situation to protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians," a joint statement from Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliot and Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday afternoon.
"Based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the minister of education has issued a ministerial order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19."
Schools will still be open on Friday. The order closing schools until April 5 takes effect as of Saturday.
The announcement comes hours after the province announced the largest single-day spike in confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of Thursday morning, there were 59 confirmed cases.
More to come.
Coronavirus: Polish schools will be closed from Monday .
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