As you know, the province has declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the term used to describe the respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus or Corona virus.
Extraordinary measures have taken place in order to slow the spread of the virus in Canada. Fortunately most cases will be mild or moderate in severity and require no treatment at all, just rest and staying at home.
The measures that have taken place are an attempt to slow the spread of the virus so that the healthcare system is not overwhelmed by severe cases occurring all at the same time. The measures seem to be working.
Here is video to understand more about the virus.