London, Ont., overcrowded jail battling large COVI

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London, Ont.while partially vaccinated and nonvaccinated travellers will go through a shortened isolation period. All travellers need to get a COVID-19 test at points of entry., overcrowded jail battling large COVID outbreak among inmates | CBC News - Today News Post Today News || UK News

About 10 per cent of inmates at London’s troubled provincial jail are infected with COVID-19, a worry because there is little room to isolate and many inside have underlying health conditions that could make the virus more deadly.?

According to the latest data from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, 39 inmates are actively battling the virus as of FridayThe local public health units to close workplaces while investigations into cases and sources of transmission take place, and seven workers at the jail are also sick.?

“It’s a congregate living setting2021-04-12T10:33:43.330Z, where we know that once Omicron, in particular, is introduced, transmission can happen very readily,” said Dr. Alex Summers, the Middlesex-London region’s acting medical officer of healthwill no longer have a capacity threshold.

“I am sure that the transmission of Omicron in the facility is higher than in the general community, and it’s a different environment, one that is susceptible to rapid transmission.”?

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