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Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Monday March 23rd

Ontario | by Jill Young  

There are now 6 deaths from Coronavirus in Ontario, the latest is a man from Lindsay.

There are 6 deaths in Ontario from coronavirus.

There are 412 confirmed positive cases, and 8 have resolved.

A man from the Lindsay area, who was in his 80s, is the latest death.

A man in his 70s - who had travelled to the U.K. - is Toronto's first death from the virus, while on Sunday, a 72 year old woman from Markham died.

It's not just older people affected though, a Milton man in his 50's died recently as well.

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Ontario's DriveTest Centres and part time Travel Point locations are closed.

The closure, due to COVID-19, is effective March 23, until further notice.

Government officials say Ontarians will not lose their current driver's licences due to this decision and no driver's licence applicants will lose test fees as a result of the closures. 

The current "Fail to Keep Appointment" penalty fee will also be waived.

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Government and health officials have had to strongly stress once again about social distancing.

Over the weekend people were still gathering in small groups, forcing government officials to reiterate the guidelines once again.

Local health officials say it is very important for individuals to maintain social distancing, which means staying two arm lengths or six feet from anyone except immediate family.

Social distancing is one important public health tool that everyone can do to prevent the spread of the virus. 

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health also follows up with any contacts of known or presumed cases to ensure that those who need to self-isolate are doing so and have the means to look after themselves.

Public Health is again asking that everyone limit trips outside the home to only what is necessary such as groceries or medical care. 

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