Brampton MP calls on provincial government to roll out rapid testing


Published January 28, 2021 at 3:48 pm


With long-term facilities in Brampton and around the province hit hard by COVID-19, Brampton North Liberal MP Ruby Sahota is calling on Queen’s Park to make use of over four million rapid tests received from the federal government.

“With many long-term facilities in Brampton experiencing COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential that the provincial government deploy over four million rapid tests they received from the federal government to these facilities and other high risk settings,” Sahota said. “We must protect our vulnerable.”

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, has flagged long-term facilities as a key place to utilize the rapid tests to screen for COVID-19 infections.

“Long-term facilities and high risk settings (are) some of the key places where I expect that provinces and territories will be rolling out them out,” Dr. Tam said.

(THE CANADIAN PRESS photo/Frank Gunn)

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