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Second case of Covid-19, Ford closes non-essential businesses

Web posted on March 23, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph  Public health Unit announced a second case of Covid-19 has appeared in Wellington County.

The man in his 60s has been put in self-isolation. It is believed he contracted the virus from a community source.

Meanwhile, the health unit has advised municipalities to close all playgrounds. 

Non-essentiall businesses ordered closed

Premier Ford announced Monday all non-essential business in Ontario will close.

The edict, which comes in force Tuesday March 24, will include a list of what is considered essential series. At the moment, this includes front-line health care professionals, truckers and protection services.

The announcement follows concerns that people are not abiding with earlier announcements to stay home, leaving only for medical appointments or groceries, and a failure by many young people to heed social-distance directives.

The government also revealed that schools will not open April 6 as earlier announced but will now stay closed until the end of April.