Highlights of new COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario

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TORONTO — Ontario extended a stay-at-home order and announced new restrictions to fight COVID-19 on Friday, while giving police new powers to enforce the measures. Here are the highlights:

- A recently announced stay-at-home order has been extended for two weeks for a total of six weeks.

- Interprovincial travel will be limited, with checkpoints to be set up with Quebec and Manitoba.

- Only members of the same household can gather outdoors. Individuals who live alone can join a household.

- Outdoor recreational facilities, such as golf courses, tennis courts and playgrounds, will close.

- Capacity limits at essential retailers have been tightened to 25 per cent.

- Religious gatherings will be capped at 10 people indoors.

- Non-essential construction will close.

- Police can stop anyone to ask why they're not at home and where they live.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021.

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