Toronto councillor Michael Ford tests positive for coronavirus

Jun 10 2020, 1:37 pm

Toronto City Councillor Michael Ford has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed in a statement on Tuesday night.

Ford is the nephew of Premier Doug Ford and represents Ward 1, Etobicoke North.

“I have been self-isolating and will continue to do so over the next 14 days as I work from home to participate virtually in city business and committee meetings, and to continue serving residents of Etobicoke North,” Ford said in a statement.

“I am feeling well and will continue to remain in constant contact with Toronto Public Health.”

The premier’s office said that they wish Councillor Ford a “speedy recovery” and added that the premier and councillor have not been in contact for two weeks.

“The premier remains in good health,” his office said.

Mayor John Tory also wished Ford a “quick and full recovery” from the virus.

The mayor added that he spoke to the councillor on Tuesday night and offered to drop off “anything he needs.”

“He is doing the right thing following public health advice and isolating for 14 days.”

He urged anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

There are currently 13 assessment centres in Toronto for residents to get tested.

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