Coronavirus: 7 people linked to Toronto restaurant have tested positive, around 1,700 potentially exposed – Toronto


Toronto public health officials (TPH) say seven people linked to a downtown restaurant have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and officials are now asking around 1,700 people to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.Officials said five staff and two customers at the Yonge Street warehouse – located near Yonge and Dundas streets – are confirmed to have contracted the virus.

All known close contacts of these people have been contacted by TPH, officials said, adding that anyone who has not been contacted is considered low risk.

TPH said the potential exposure period was September 10-17 – it is estimated that around 1,700 people may have frequented the restaurant during that time.

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Anyone who was in the facility during this time is asked to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days since their last visit “as a precaution.”

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“If symptoms develop, please contact TPH, request testing and isolate yourself immediately,” officials said.

“Please wear a mask when you go for testing.”

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