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Ontario Premier Doug Ford in isolation after coming in close contact with staff who tested Covid positive
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford in isolation after coming in close contact with staff who tested Covid positive

| @indiablooms | 21 Apr 2021, 11:39 pm

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario Premier Doug Ford went into isolation in Toronto after he came in close contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 last evening, said Ford's office late Tuesday night. 

After learning that he had come into close contact with a staff member who had test positive, he immediately left the legislature to be tested, Ivana Yelich, spokesperson for the premier said in a statement.

"We are seeking additional guidance from Toronto Public Health on all precautions that the premier and isolating staff must follow. The premier will continue leading this government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic while in isolation, including briefings with officials and communicating with the public," Yelich said.

Other members of Ford's office staff, who tested positive after coming in close contact with the staff member, will also go into isolation added Yelich.

It’s unclear how many people in Ford’s office were affected.

Ford had received the first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on April 9.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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