April 4 2020 3:32pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Elliott says no long-term care patients will be blocked from hospital

Asked about a directive to keep long-term care residents who may be exhibiting signs of COVID-19 out of hospitals, Ontario Deputy Premier Christine Elliott denied that residents would be refused access to hospital and said “if they need to go to hospital they will be taken there.” Elliott said, however, that efforts would be made to keep residents in these facilities as long as they are able to manage their symptoms.

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