COVID-19: Drive test centres closed across Ontario

Medical staff work at a computer terminal as they prepare for the opening of the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Park Arena in Ottawa during a media tour on Friday

Medical staff work at a computer terminal as they prepare for the opening of the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Park Arena in Ottawa during a media tour on Friday

The centres in Toronto will be funded by the province. He died on Saturday.

"He was tested at a hospital in Toronto and immediately began self-isolation at home", the statement said. The man later returned to Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital on March 14 and died on March 21.

"Stay at home, stay safe, and buy only essential supplies, perhaps once a week".

"We have a responsibility to Ontarians to ensure that we take every possible step to enable social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19".

Ottawa's top doctor says there is community transmission of COVID-19 in Ottawa, and people should treat all "interactions with others as a potential source of transmission of COVID-19". "Our medical experts have been clear, everyone has to change their behaviour and stay away from people to save lives".

As of mid-day Monday, there were 1,563 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada.

Coronavirus live updates in NZ and around the world on 23 March
Patrick had been in self-isolation since last week and has become the fourth Australian lawmaker to contract COVID-19. The rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities and travel restriction would be applied.

Health officials in York Region, meanwhile, recorded their first coronavirus-related death - a Markham woman in her 70s who had returned Saturday from an worldwide trip.

Italy, the epicentre of the COVID-19 battle, reported it had more than 59,000 infections Monday and 5,476 deaths.

Meanwhile, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said yesterday that closing internal borders isn't something she wants to see happen, however, she acknowledged that it has been discussed between Ottawa and the provinces. He is the first person in Toronto to succumb to the illness.

There, Premier Blaine Higgs said officials were checking to make sure businesses were complying with closure orders and social distancing measures, with a compliance rate of 94 per cent. According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 10:00 am on March 23), 38 people have been diagnosed in the region.

Locally, 367 people have been tested for the virus.

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