Grant also says there is similar confusion about the order that all but essential employees must work from home.
This means the province has declared a second provincial emergency as defined in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).
"Unless it is an essential reason - getting food, medicine, visiting the doctor or exercise, going to work - you must, you must - I repeat - you must stay home".
As for allowing large retailers to open their doors while small businesses cannot, again Ford said the logic is simple: if people can purchase more products in one place, they don't have to visit as many locations, cutting down potential interactions with others and helping limit the spread of COVID-19. It will be in place for 28 days until Thursday February 11, 2021.More news: Navalny announces return to Russian Federation despite legal threats
Quebec is reporting 2,071 new cases of COVID-19 today and 35 more deaths attributed to the virus. "Despite the hard times we find ourselves in, this proves that there is light at the end of the tunnel and, with that in mind, I'm asking everyone to stay strong, stay safe and follow the public health guidelines".
His comment was echoed by the Premier. These restricted hours of operation do not apply to stores that primarily sell groceries and foodstuffs, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants for takeout or delivery, said the news release.
Brown noted effective restrictions and other measures implemented in Australia, France and Germany included accessible testing, mandatory mask wearing outdoors, curfews, protections from evictions, income supports for essential workers and increased enforcement.
They said each site with vaccines was given an ethical framework and a risk form matrix, but may have ignored those in some instances to simply get doses of vaccine out and into people's arms.More news: US State Department Cancels UN Envoy’s Trip to Taiwan
He added that the Ministry of Labour has 450 workplace inspectors who will also be enforcing the emergency order. Ford said the province and the federal government are working together with such things as helping by providing a $200 per child daycare subsidy, a discounted electricity billing rate, a wage subsidy and a rent-relief program.
In an interview with CP24 Tuesday morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory said he's having trouble parsing the exact details of the new restrictions, and he still doesn't understand whether outdoor amenities such as skating rinks and toboggan hills are permitted to operate. "But it says skating rinks can be open - we have 54 skating rinks or some number like that, and so the question becomes are they supposed to be open or closed?" "We are seeing potentially cases going up to 15,000 (per day)", said Ford. We've come so far together.
"Now more than ever, we need, I need you to do your part", Ford said during a media briefing on Tuesday. He said a curfew would be too much like a police state. He said he didn't want to think of the idea of police waiting at the end of your driveway at 8 p.m.to make sure you stayed in the house.
Penalties for breaking the stay-at-home order could include up to a year in jail, according to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.More news: Clip of Dutch officials saying 'Welcome to the Brexit' becomes instant meme