TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has tested negative for COVID-19.

His office said Wednesday he would get tested after learning that Education Minister Stephen Lecce had come into contact with someone who was infected.

Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott held a joint news conference the day before with Lecce to announce a child-care reopening plan.


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203 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths in Ontario as total cases reach 31,544

Lecce’s test result came back negative, and the premier’s office says today that Ford’s and Elliott’s were negative as well.

Ontario is reporting 203 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the province to a total of 31,544.

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That’s an increase of 0.6 per cent over the previous day — the lowest growth rate in new cases since early March.

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Premier Doug Ford and top ministers being tested for coronavirus


Premier Doug Ford and top ministers being tested for coronavirus



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