A border security officer at the Toronto airport just tested positive for coronavirus
As residents cancel their travel plans and become increasingly wary of the COVID-19 screening measures (or lack thereof) that Canadian airports currently have in place, a border officer at Toronto Pearson International Airport has been diagnosed with the communicable disease.
Why are Canada's Border Agents are not getting tested for COVID-19 instead of waiting for symptoms. They are in contact with a lot of people!— Janice Sharp (@JaniceS13921675) March 16, 2020
A spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency told the CBC that the employee is currently recovering in self-isolation, but it is not known when or where they first became infected.
Staff and others who may have been exposed to the patient while they were contagious are being contacted and are being asked to watch for flu-like symptoms. They may also be asked to self-quarantine.
Hopefully he didn't get that paper from border agent who tested positive for Corona virus— Mantis Tobogan (@MantisTobogan16) March 16, 2020
Pearson has just announced enhanced measures to screen and inform those coming into the country amid the global pandemic, while Canadians await Prime Minister Trudeau's official update about new rules for international travel, due at a press conference this afternoon at 1 p.m.
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