Coronavirus: the latest developments in the Greater Toronto area on June 24

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Here is a summary of the latest developments on the pandemic of sars coronavirus in the Greater Toronto area for Wednesday:

163 new cases of COVID-19, 12 additional deaths in Ontario

On Wednesday, Ontario reported 163 new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 34 016.

Overall, the daily number of new cases of infection has decreased in Ontario. This is the 17th consecutive day with less than 300 new cases reported. Five of the last seven days have seen cases in 100 years.

The report from Wednesday indicates that the majority of new cases came from the Greater Toronto area, Toronto has seen 71 new cases, followed by the region of Peel with 33, region of York with 12 other people and Hamilton has reported 11 new cases.

The number of deaths in the province increased 2-631, 12 deaths had been reported.

Meanwhile, 29 336 Ontarians are given the COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which represents 86% of the cases.

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163 new cases of coronavirus, 12 deaths in Ontario; total number of cases to 34 016

Ontario extends state of emergency until 15 July

Ontario has extended its state of emergency until July 15. The prime minister, Doug Ford said he hoped that this would be the last extension of the emergency declaration.

Many of the emergency ordinances made under the state of emergency should continue even after the 15 of July, including a ban on large gatherings.

After the expiration of the state of emergency, the province will not be able to take new orders emergency, or to modify or réédicter the old ones, but the existing orders can be extended.

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The ferry service to the Toronto islands again to the public on Saturday

Mayor John Tory has announced that the ferry service to the Toronto islands will resume for the public from Saturday, June 27.

Customers must purchase their tickets online in advance to avoid overcrowding due to the problems of COVID-19. Tickets will only be valid for the selected date.

Tory has stated that the regulation continues to be a capacity of up to 50% on ferries. To begin with, only 5 000 tickets can be sold per day, said Tory, adding that he hoped to increase this limit later.

Passengers will be required to wear masks or facial coverings.

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The ferry service to the Toronto islands again to the public on Saturday

– With files from The Canadian Press.

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