Ontario Premier Ford isolating after not getting COVID-19

Ontario Premier Ford, who has made no public appearances since the angry public backlash to his recently announced -- then rescinded -- ban on playgrounds and random police stops, has tested negative for COVID-19 and is now isolating.

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is isolating in Toronto after a member of his staff who was in close contact with him tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement from Ford's office late Tuesday says the premier has tested negative.

It says Ford will follow all public health advice for close contacts.

The statement says members of the premier's office staff who were close contacts of the individual who tested positive will also isolate.

Ford's office says it is seeking additional guidance from Toronto Public Health on all precautions that the premier and isolating staff must follow.

The statement says Ford will continue leading his government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic while in isolation, including briefings with officials and communicating with the public.


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