Coronvirus: Premier Ford, health minister to be tested for COVID-19

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Posted June 10, 2020 1:43 pm

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during his daily updates regarding COVID-19 at Queen's Park in Toronto on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during his daily updates regarding COVID-19 at Queen's Park in Toronto on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette.

The Ontario government says Premier Doug Ford, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Health Minister Christine Elliott will all be tested for coronavirus.

The announcement on Wednesday said that Lecce was tested for COVID-19 after he learned he came into contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus.

All three were together to make the announcement about daycares reopening in the city Tuesday.

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The government said that “out of an abundance of caution,” Elliott and Ford will not be present at the daily coronavirus press conference at Queen’s Park.

Both will also be tested.

More to come.

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#BREAKING "Yesterday, @Sflecce was tested for #COVID19 after learning that he had come in contact w/ someone who had tested positive. As we await results out of an abundance of caution, @fordnation & @celliottability
will not be participating in today’s press conference." pic.twitter.com/MwngTUJgxU

— Travis Dhanraj (@Travisdhanraj) June 10, 2020

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