Ontario Premier Doug Separated in Toronto after Testing Constructive for Ford COVID-19

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford is parting after studying {that a} workers member he got here in touch with on Monday examined constructive for COVID-19.

In an announcement launched late Tuesday, the Premier’s workplace stated the workers member was examined at this time after studying that he was liable to publicity and the check got here again constructive.

“Quickly after studying that this workers member was in danger, the premier left the legislature to check,” the assertion stated. “Whereas his check outcomes have come adverse, Premier will comply with all public well being recommendation for shut contacts on constructive issues, together with individually. He’ll accomplish that in Toronto.”

Ford’s workplace stated that different members of the Premier Workplace who had shut contact with the workers member who examined constructive would even be separated.

The Premier’s workplace stated it’s looking for additional steering from Toronto Public Well being on all precautions that Ford and his staff should comply with.

Though Ford is separating in the mean time, his workplace stated he would proceed his duties as chief and talk with the general public.

By briefing with officers and speaking with the general public, Premier COVID-19 will proceed to steer the federal government’s response to the pandemic.

Ford has come underneath hearth and in current days critics have accused it of breaking the Ontario response within the third wave. They level to a sequence of restrictions that shut down outside playgrounds, whereas permitting distribution facilities and different massive workplaces to proceed working with out initiating sick depart.

Well being Minister Christine Elliott stated on Tuesday that the provincial authorities is now introducing some type of extra help for staff who can not keep indoors.


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