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Premier Doug Ford’s Etobicoke constituency office declares COVID-19 outbreak

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WATCH ABOVE: Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Friday the COVID-19 outbreak at his constituency office took place a few days ago and was likely due to it remaining open to visitors – Oct 30, 2020

Premier Doug Ford’s constituency office in Etobicoke has confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak Friday morning.

A statement from his office said Toronto Public Health confirmed cases among staff members, though the total number was not confirmed.

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However, spokesperson Ivana Yelich said Ford has not visited the office in the past two weeks and therefore had no exposure.

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The office will undergo a deep cleaning and will be closed “for the forseeable future, as services and support continues to be offered virtually,” Yelich continued.

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Ontario reported 896 new coronavirus cases Friday morning, bringing the provincial total to 74,715.

Ford is set to have his daily coronavirus press conference in Etobicoke at 1 p.m.