Hundreds of strip club patrons gave fake contact information for coronavirus testing

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Hundreds of customers at a strip club have provided false information to Toronto Public Health (TPH) for COVID-19 contact tracing.According to TPH, they were only able to directly reach 157 of the 441 customers who had frequented Brass Rail Tavern between August 4 and 8.

“TPH would like to emphasize the important role the public can play in supporting contact tracing efforts in situations like these by providing accurate contact information to local businesses and departments, including their name, phone number and e-mail address, ”the written statement read.

“This information will help public health to quickly track cases of COVID-19 and their close contacts and will help reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19.”

The health unit is also encouraging residents to download the COVID Alert app, which can also help educate those exposed to the virus in the community.

“Everyone has a role to play in helping reduce the spread of the virus in our city and protect each other as we live with this virus, and that is why we are asking residents to help us in this important area. ”

Earlier this month, TPH said about 550 people could have been exposed to the virus while attending the strip club from August 4 to 8, with one of the customers contracting the virus during that time.

Daily Hive has contacted the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and will update them accordingly.

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