Premier Ford resumes daily briefings after getting tested for coronavirus

Jun 11 2020, 6:24 am

Premier Doug Ford will resume his COVID-19 daily briefings today after missing Wednesday’s news conference to get tested for the virus.

Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliot were supposed to participate in a briefing about college and university updates on June 10, but their appearance was cancelled right before the update when it was revealed that Education Minister Stephen Lecce had come into contact with an infected person.

Lecce has since tested negative for the virus.

While their results have not been released yet, both are expected to attend an announcement at Queen’s Park at 1 pm, according to the Ontario advisory.

Also in attendance is Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton and Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services Todd Smith.

On Tuesday, Ford’s nephew, Toronto councillor Michael Ford, announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

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