The announcement comes after Tory received advice this morning from Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, which follows public health officials reporting the city’s first death from the virus Sunday afternoon and community spread of the virus.

This news comes on the same day that Premier Doug Ford announced the closure of all non-essential services in the province to shut down by 11:59 pm Tuesday.

As of March 23, Toronto has 220 confirmed cases, with 11 hospitalizations and one death as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It is a tragic reminder that we are confronting a deadly virus. That is why it is so important that we all continue to do everything we can to keep COVID-19 from continuing to spread,” said Tory.