The office of the Governor of Ontario, Canada, Doug Ford, issued a statement on the evening of April 20, local time, announcing that Governor Ford had begun quarantine on the same day after learning that a staff member he had come into contact with had been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
“Governor Ford conducted a new coronavirus test on the same day, and the test results were negative,” the statement said. However, he followed the public health department’s recommendation that people who tested positive for the new coronavirus should be quarantined. His segregated location is in Toronto, where he continues to lead the provincial government. ”
In addition to Ford, other people in the governor’s office who had close contact with confirmed patients were quarantined.
Governor Ford is reportedly currently under intense criticism for his decision to enforce home orders and “seal the province”, which has either been withdrawn or resisted.
Ontario is Canada’s worst-hit province, with half of the new confirmed cases coming from the province every day, and the province’s health care system is on the brink of collapse as hospitalizations and intensive care continue to increase.
On April 20, there were 7,270 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus across Canada, of which 3,469 were from Ontario. The number of Coronavirus inpatients in Ontario, 773 of whom are seriously ill, continues to grow.