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Coronavirus outbreak on Windsor Essex farm prompts isolation order, work stoppage

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WINDSOR — Health officials in the Windsor-Essex region say they’ve ordered a work stoppage at a farm experiencing a large outbreak of COVID-19.

The local public health unit says 191 cases of the virus were recorded at the farm over the weekend.

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Chief medical officer Dr. Wajid Ahmed issued a mandatory order for the farm to ensure employees are isolated and stop working as a result of the outbreak.

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Ahmed said targetted testing efforts are continuing at farms in the area.

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The Windsor-Essex region also reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with seven of them occurring in the agri-farm sector.

Ontario did not report provincewide COVID-19 numbers on Canada Day, but will resume its daily report on Thursday.