COVID-19 pandemic: What's happening in the GTA today

Ontario now has 257 confirmed cases of coronavirus and the public is still being warned to socially distance.

257 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ontario, at least 1 death reported

Restaurants, theatres and community centres are on the list of businesses and public spaces ordered to close as part of emergency measures in Ontario aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Toronto feels like a much slower city today, as self-distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 continue.

Ontario now has 257 confirmed cases of coronavirus, while the number of cases under investigation stands at 3,972. The tally includes at least one death (Halton health authorities said Thursday there appears to be a second) while five other cases are considered resolved.

Updated numbers are expected around 5:30 p.m. 

Here's what's happening in the region today:

With files from the Canadian Press


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