Premier Doug Ford in Self-Isolation

Premier Ford Is In Isolation

Ford has since tested negative.

The staff member was in contact with Ford on Monday, and was tested on Tuesday after learning they had been at risk of exposure, according to Ivana Yelich, spokesperson for the premier. When he learned of the exposure risk, the statement says Ford immediately left the legislature and was tested.

A statement from Doug Ford's office also says the premier has tested negative for COVID-19 himself but will follow all public health advice for close contacts of positive cases, including isolating.

Although Ford is now isolating, his office said that he will continue to carry out his duties as premier and communicate with the public.

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Britain also urged its nationals to leave, although France said in an advisory that there was no specific threat to the capital. The government called for calm as residents of the capital lined up to purchase fuel and stocked up on food at markets.

His office said that he will continue to carry out his duties as premier and communicate with the public while isolating.

Ford and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones both came under fire for new COVID-19 measures announced last Friday that gave police enhanced powers to stop and question citizens, as well as banning families from using playgrounds.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said Tuesday that the provincial government is now looking at introducing some sort of additional support for workers who can't stay home.

Sources tells CityNews an announcement on paid sick days is expected later this week or early next week, but the Ford government won't be supporting the NDP motion on the matter, with Calandra calling it too "vague".

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