Ontario’s top doctor to make announcement on rapid COVID-19 testing

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Queens Park sources say Ontario’s top doctor will make an announcement on Tuesday about a strategy for targeted surveillance and rapid COVID-19 testing in schools.

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Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Kieran Moore is set to make an announcement from Queens Park at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Last week Moore said the province was “reviewing” the use of rapid tests in schools – particularly in high-risk areas – and suggested more news was to come.

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“I want to reassure Ontario, we are reviewing asymptomatic testing and its potential application in Ontario schools,” he said. He argued that schools are safe with “excellent” protocols.

“An asymptomatic testing strategy will only build confidence and support our school system,” he said. “This is being addressed in full and stay tuned as further announcements are made on this topic.”

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The province has reported a total of 2,430 school-related cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with 146 new cases reported on Monday.

You can watch this announcement live on Granthshala.com and on our social media platforms.

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