Toronto to close all civic centres; Ontario and Alberta declare state of emergency; Ontario reports first COVID-19 related death and 11 more cases

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8:56 a.m.: Shopping malls will still be allowed to stay open during Ontario’s state of emergency for now. But Ontario’s medical officer of health Dr. David Williams says that is not being ruled out. 8:40 a.m.: “We must come together as a province,” Ford says after declaring a state of emergency. Ford has ordered the immediate closure of all bars and restaurants—except those offering takeout—as well as places of worship, theatres, private schools, and daycares. A new $300 million relief package—the first stage of a larger initiative—will help people affected by the outbreak.Overnight: WestJet says it is suspending all all commercial operations for international and transborder flights for a 30-day period…