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Canada's Ontario shuts down most public venues, declares state of emergency

Reuters | Toronto | Updated: 17-03-2020 19:42 IST | Created: 17-03-2020 18:21 IST
Canada's Ontario shuts down most public venues, declares state of emergency
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Ontario, Canada's most populous province, banned gatherings of more than 50 people and ordered the closure of bars and restaurants on Tuesday in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"We must act decisively, we must not delay," Premier Doug Ford said at a news conference. "Right now we need to do everything possible to stop the spread of COVID-19 ...to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system."


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