Coronavirus updates: John Tory apologizes for not wearing a mask at Trinity Bellwoods; COVID-19: two positive employees in downtown Loblaws

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  • As of May 23, there were 25,500 known cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
  • 19,477 cases were resolved in the province and 2,073 people died.
  • As of May 23, there were 10,035 cases in Toronto and 759 people had died.

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9 a.m. Two Loblaws employees tested positive for COVID-19

Two employees from the Loblaws store at 60 Carlton (in Church) tested positive for COVID-19, the store said in a statement on social media. The last two staff members at work were on May 13 and 18, and neither was symptomatic at the time.

The store closed on Sunday for a thorough cleaning and will reopen on Monday

“We have a number of protocols in place at the store level, including daily disinfection and social distancing practices to minimize the risk of exposure for our customers and our team members,” the statement said. “We will work with the local public health team on any other direction.”


9 a.m. John Tory apologizes for not respecting physical distance in Trinity Bellwoods Park

John Tory posted an online apology and photos were posted on social media showing the mayor conversing with people from Trinity Bellwoods Park with his face mask down.

“I want to apologize for my personal behavior yesterday. I visited Trinity Bellwoods Park to find out why things were the way they were, “the mayor wrote on Sunday evening. “I really wanted to get away physically but it was very difficult to do. I was wearing a mask in the park but I didn’t use it properly, another thing that disappoints me. These are mistakes that I made and as a leader in this city, I know I have to set a better example for the future. “

Thousands gathered in West Park on Saturday afternoon without following the rules of physical distance, prompting a harsh response from unassigned officials from the City of Toronto, the doctor hygienist Eileen de Villa and Toronto Board of Health president Joe Cressy.


9 a.m. Canada has over 84,000 COVID-19 cases

There are 84,699 cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 6,424 people have died.

The epidemic is a serious public health threat, although most people who contract the virus have not been hospitalized.

Symptoms include cough, fever, difficulty breathing and pneumonia in both lungs and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure. People 65 years of age and older and people with weakened immune systems and / or underlying medical conditions have a higher risk of getting a serious case.




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