Outbreak on Windsor Essex farm leads to work stoppage

Health officials say the workers must stop and self isolate to help control the spread of the virus
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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.

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.

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

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


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