Ford government 'worried' about impact of coronavirus on Ontario economy - 2020-03-10

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F182.png Ford government 'worried' about impact of coronavirus on Ontario economy March 10, 2020, Mike Crawley, CBC News

As COVID-19 sends global stock markets and oil prices plunging, the Doug Ford government is bracing for the effects on Ontario's economy and the impact on the provincial budget, to be delivered in just two weeks.

The spread of the new coronavirus around the world has brought just 35 cases to Ontario so far, according to public health authorities, a far lower number than other more hard-hit jurisdictions.

Still, the premier is expressing worry about the potential economic fallout from COVID-19 as some countries restrict movement of large parts of the population, travellers decide against international trips, large gatherings such as conferences and sporting events are cancelled, and employees take precautionary sick days to avoid infection.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Crawley | title = Ford government 'worried' about impact of coronavirus on Ontario economy | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-doug-ford-coronavirus-budget-economy-1.5491299 | work = CBC News | date = March 10, 2020 | accessdate = March 10, 2020 }}