"Police will also have the authority to stop a vehicle to inquire about an individual's reason fro leaving their residence", Jones said.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association said granting police the authority to stop and question anyone at random risks a "rash of racial profiling".
Can you still travel and cross a provincial boundary in an intercity bus? "And there is the option for a police officer to issue a ticket", said Jones in a news conference.
In the worst case scenario with "weak" public health measures, the province could reach over 30,000 daily COVID-19 cases by June. We will continue with traffic enforcement, engaging with members of the public and responding to calls for service, to keep our community safe.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the measures appeared too weak to flatten the curve. She also expressed concern about the impact the restrictions, and the new enforcement powers, could have on "front-line essential heroes".More news: Latest updates: Philip's coffin in Inner Hall ahead of funeral
"We'll be limiting access to border crossings between Ontario and the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec", he said on Friday, while announcing new restrictions that will be implemented across Ontario.
"Our provincial hospital system is already overwhelmed and cases are continuing to rise".
The number of new infections is down from the single-day high of 4,812 recorded a day earlier.
During the Q&A session, a reporter noted that no doubt more passengers are flying into Ontario from other provinces, than driving in.
Brown's presentation also emphasizes that the current state of Ontario's hospitals is dire: care is being compromised for all patients, including those who are not infected with COVID-19.More news: Twitter Faceoff: US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan sparks debate
- A recently announced stay-at-home order has been extended for two weeks for a total of six weeks.
Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that only members of the same household would be able to congregate outdoors as part of a suite of measures meant to bolster the province's losing battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The first shipment of Johnson and Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine will be coming on April 27.
If the province could triple its daily rate of inoculations to about 300,000 a day, it would significantly improve the chances of getting the virus under control, health officials said Friday, comments Ford echoed.
Of those patients, 726 are in intensive care units and 501 need a ventilator.More news: Chicago police video shows fatal shooting of boy
"While we appreciate the prime minister's offer, unless it is matched with an increase in supply, we do not need the Red Cross at this time for the administration of vaccines in Ontario", a statement released on Friday by Ivana Yelich, Ford's press secretary, reads.