Five more test positive in COVID-19 outbreak tied to Kingston, Ont., nail salon


KINGSTON, Ont. — Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak related to a nail salon in Kingston, Ont.

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health unit says a total of 27 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are linked to the salon.

Dr. Kieran Moore, the region’s medical officer of health, says that most of the cases related to the outbreak are showing minimal symptoms and no one has been hospitalized.

He also reports that all of the people who have tested positive are self-isolating at home.

Moore also says that nearly 3,000 people have been tested in the area in the past week.

On Friday the City of Kingston made wearing a face mask mandatory in all indoor public places following the outbreak at the nail salon.

Mayor Bryan Paterson said that means people will have to wear a mask to enter places including grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants and hair and nail salons.


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