Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Toronto mayor declares state of emergency (COVID-19 pandemic)



Mayor John Tory declared a state of emergency for the City of Toronto on Monday (March 23, 2020) as a greater number of virus cases emerge in Toronto. The coronavirus pandemic is a global disaster.

The mayor made the announcement via video conference as he remains in self-isolation on the advice of medical experts after his recent travel outside of Canada.

The emergency declaration gives Tory the ability to make certain decisions that normally require full city council approval.

Social distancing must be created for individuals in the geographical area of Toronto. The important rules must be followed.

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Above: Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in Toronto (MAP) - torontostoreys.com

March 23, 2020 Coronavirus: Toronto mayor declares state of emergency in wake of COVID-19 pandemic - globalnews.ca

March 22, 2020 Toronto man dies from COVID-19, marks city’s first coronavirus-related death: public health - globalnews.ca

March 20, 2020 Toronto paramedic, homeless person among active coronavirus cases in city - globalnews.ca

March 21, 2020  VIRUS SURGING: Third death in Ontario as 58 new COVID-19 cases confirmed - torontosun.com

March 23, 2020 'Virus rebels' defying travel warnings and physical distancing measures - ctvnews.ca

March 23, 2020 More than a million Canadians and permanent residents return from abroad amid COVID-19 warnings - ctvnews.ca

March 19, 2020 Community spread of virus in Toronto increases - torontosun.com

March 23, 2020 Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver real estate boards urge suspension of open houses due to coronavirus outbreak - theglobeandmail.com

March 21, 2020 Coronavirus: Toronto-area hospitals implement no visitor policies - globalnews.ca

March 23, 2020 Coronavirus sends TTC ridership into free-fall - nowtoronto.com

March 23, 2020 Canadian death toll from coronavirus jumped by more than 50 per cent on Sunday - nationalpost.com

March 22, 2020 Coronavirus: Kawartha Lakes man with no travel or contact history dies of COVID-19 - globalnews.ca

Above: Trajectory of Coronavirus Spread by different countries

As COVID-19 cases certainly begin to rise throughout the city, Toronto Public Health knows that people may have virus-like symptoms.

Health officials say that symptoms are very similar to the flu or a respiratory illness, which include a cough, fever, muscle aches, and shortness of breath.

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