A statement from Doug Ford's office also says the premier has tested negative for COVID-19 himself but will follow all public health advice for close contacts of positive cases, including isolating.
For weeks, doctors have been sounding the alarm that essential workers are bearing the brunt of new COVID-19 infections, and one warehouse union rep says his members are afraid to go to work.
"This experience, this pandemic is something that has affected every single person", Ford said.
Ford has resisted providing paid sick days, pointing to the federal program.
The decision marks a reversal of course for the head of Ontario's provincial government, who previously said existing federal leave benefits were sufficient. He said that some employers have made big profits during the pandemic and that they should share the wealth with those who helped build those profits while risking their health.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath called on the government to do more immediately - including giving workers sick pay, closing non-essential businesses and sending more vaccines to hotspots.
Ontario's science advisers have criticized the restrictions on outdoor activities, saying they will harm children and those who don't have access to their own green space. I know we got it wrong. "We wanted to clarify and put in one place everything that we really feel that needs to be done at this stage".
In his first news conference since announcing new police powers and the closure of playgrounds, Premier Doug Ford offered an apology.
In a release, Ottawa police said it will instead deploy officers on a rotating schedule of checkpoints at all interprovincial crossings in the city until the provincial order expires. "Their system is broken so we are going to take action ourselves".
Public health experts, labour groups and local officials have been calling for these supports for months, arguing it would reduce COVID-19 spread in workplaces.
In addition, as of Wednesday April 21st, there are 20 Shoppers' locations in hot spot communities in Toronto, Peel and York, which are offering the COVID vaccine around the clock.
At a small downtown Toronto pharmacy, Klaus Mienkamper - a father of two - filled out his paperwork as he prepared to get the shot.
"I know many people continue to be unhappy right now and I understand and accept the responsibility for that", Ford said. "I just want to get on with it".
Payne said she would "continue to consider foreign arrangements" but expected the "overwhelming majority" would not be affected. China is Australia's largest trading partner and before the pandemic, its biggest source of overseas university students.
Russia's prison service said Navalny, 44, was in a "satisfactory" state and he was being given "vitamin therapy" with his consent. Navalny was in prison, the guards tormented him, waking him loudly every hour through the night so he could not sleep.
An Indonesian navy submarine has gone missing in waters north of the island of Bali, with 53 people on board. Several countries, including Australia, India and Singapore have offered to provide assistance.
Artist Natalee Hudson stopped by Albuquerque Civic Plaza to reflect on the guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin . The South Asian Bar Association of North America applauded the jury verdict that found Chauvin guilty on all counts.
A Pakistani man comforts to another mourning over the death of his family member in a bomb blast, at a hospital in Quetta . Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said authorities were investigating and a statement would be issued later.
Johnson was planning to travel to India on April 26 for four days to attend a series of meetings with government officials. The red list is the government's list of 40 countries from which there are strict restrictions on travel to England.
There should not have been any charge; it should have been a straight conviction. "I don't think this is a system working". A fighter at Capital Punishment Boxing Gym told owner Claudie Kenion the verdict . "You are going to pay for it", he said.
Flags across Minnesota are at half-staff in honor of former Vice President Walter Mondale , who died Monday at the age of 93. Chuck Grassley of Iowa called Mondale a great senator who "spoke the values of Minnesota & loved his state like I do Iowa".
Columbus police shoot, kill teen girl, reports say
He said, "We know based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community". That is something that I want to always be remembered", Bryant told TV station WBNS. "She was 15 years old".
Ontario reports almost 4,500 new COVID-19 infections
Nunavut's premier says the Health Department uncovered three more cases of COVID-19 in the territory Tuesday, all in Iqaluit. Ontario and the federal government have requested help from the Atlantic region in recent days as the pandemic rages on.
Police shoot, kill teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio
If you thought things would change because of it, you were being very naive. "But you couldn't even enjoy that", Shepherd said. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther tweeted Tuesday evening , asking that residents "remain calm and allow BCI to gather the facts".
Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd
Chauvin's actions more leniently from the perspective of a police officer working in a stressful and unpredictable situation. The site is located outside of Cup Foods, the convenience store linked to Floyd's fatal interaction with Chauvin last May.
Doctors denied access to Navalny prison hospital
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday that those sanctions could be expanded. Washington and Moscow have recently expelled 10 of each other's diplomats in tit-for-tat moves.