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On advisement of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the emergency orders have been extended to May 19, after Victoria Day.
The emergency order, introduced to the province on March 17, includes the closure of non-essential businesses and prohibits public gatherings of more than five people.
See the full list of what is included in the Ontario emergency order, including the continued closure of outdoor recreational amenities and non-essential businesses.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health stated that stopping community transmission is the key to keeping the virus at bay. He wants to see the number of new cases by way of community transmission to drop "well below" 200 per day, something the province hasn't recorded since early March.
"Our public health measures said we would like to see a steady decline over a two week period," Williams said.
The Ontario government has also extended lower electricity rates for residential consumers, farms and small businesses to May 31.