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Outbreak declared after 6 cases of COVID-19 linked to indoor church gatherings: MLHU – .


The Middlesex-London Health Department has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 linked to Christ Embassy Church in London, Ont., After six cases involving people who attended indoor gatherings.

The health unit is asking anyone who attended an indoor gathering at the church at 1472 Dundas Street between June 20 and June 30 to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested for the virus. ‘he develops symptoms.

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The MLHU says its investigators continue to determine how many close contacts are associated with the six cases, but say no masks were worn and physical distancing was not maintained during church gatherings.

“This outbreak shows how easily COVID-19 will spread if we let our guard down,” said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Chris Mackie.

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“Factors contributing to this epidemic included a lack of masking, inconsistent physical distancing, participation in public events while being symptomatic, unnecessary indoor gatherings outside of religious ceremonies, and indoor gatherings that were more than the limit of five. attendees. “

From June 20 to 29, as part of stage 1 of the plan to reopen the province, indoor religious ceremonies and rites could take place with 15% of the approved capacity.

As of June 30, as part of Stage 2, the capacity limit has been increased to 25%.

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