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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is declared a state of emergency to force bars and restaurants to close in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This Urban Outfitters store on Queen St. West that is closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A note taped to the front window of retailer Urban Outfitters, detailing the tavern's closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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McMaster University students (l. to r.) Mila Stankovic , Cassandra Faber, Sophia Voutranicis, and Alicia Lake move belongings from residence. McMaster University requested all students living on campus move out as more coronavirus cases appear in Hamilton and across the country.

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A note taped to the front of The Paper Place on Queen St. West. Some shops along Queen St. West, in downtown Toronto, have closed up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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People taking advantage of the milder, if damp weather, to enjoy Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto.

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The Eaton Centre shopping mall on the day that the province of Ontario declared a state of emergency as the number of novel coronavirus cases continued to grow in Toronto.

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The Eaton Centre shopping mall on the day that the province of Ontario declared a state of emergency as the number of novel coronavirus cases continued to grow in Toronto.

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Nathan Philips Square on the day that the province of Ontario declared a state of emergency as the number of novel coronavirus cases continued to grow in Toronto.

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A Tim Hortons employee hands out coffee from a drive-through window to a customer in Mississauga.

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Police patrol the empty streets of Waterloo, Ontario. Usually on St. Patrick's Day street party on Ezra Ave. near the University of Waterloo drew more than 30,000.

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Health care workers speak with patients at a drive-thru Covid-19 assessment center in London, Ontario.

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Parliament Hill is pictured on the empty Metcalfe street in Ottawa.

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A pedestrian wearing a mask make his way down Sparks street in Ottawa.

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Caution tapes marks off the front of an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa.

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A posted sign telling customers the store is closed at the Rideau Center in Ottawa.

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An empty street of Byward Market is senn in Ottawa.

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