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Newmarket mayor tests negative for COVID-19

The Newmarket mayor was tested at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on Thursday.
The Newmarket mayor was tested at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on Thursday. Twitter/John Taylor

Newmarket Mayor John Taylor says he’s tested negative for COVID-19 after he went into self-isolation earlier this week.

“I have been fully cleared by Public Health and I do not need to self-isolate any longer,” Taylor said in a statement Sunday.

“I am feeling 100 per cent healthy again and look forward to getting back to work.”

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Taylor was tested at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Thursday after experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea and aches and pains.

“While I am now able to put this behind me, I am more aware than ever that our community and country face significant challenges in the weeks and months ahead,” Taylor said in the statement.

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“I will be immediately turning my attention to the role that the town and region can play in supporting people through this difficult time.”

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As of Sunday, there have been 145 cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario.

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