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Toronto’s SickKids hospital tells Pokemon Go trainers to play elsewhere

Police warnings for players of Pokemon GO!
WATCH ABOVE: A young woman was allegedly assaulted while playing Pokemon GO. Now police are warning players to be careful about who they are playing with. John Daly has more.

Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation but one place where players can’t “catch ’em all” is at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

Hospital officials are specifically warning players to stop dropping lures to attract the pocket monsters inside or on hospital grounds as it raises safety concerns.

“Unfortunately Pokemon Go can create many challenging issues and safety concerns for our patients and may impeded staff in their work,” a hospital statement read.

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“Our patients are some of the sickest in Ontario and may be going through a very difficult time in their lives. We ask that individuals respect their privacy and the hospital space.”

Officials are also worried some children could get upset as they may not be able to leave certain areas of the hospital to catch the digital creatures.

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Several hospitals in the United States have reportedly banned Pokemon Go as some people have wandered into areas they shouldn’t.

The SickKids advisory comes a day after Pokemon Go officially launched in Canada. A release party was held in Toronto Monday night at the CN Tower.

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