Rideshare passenger from Toronto assessments optimistic, public well being seeks six different riders

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Ottawa Public Well being is searching for passengers who have been in a rideshare car from Toronto final week after one of many passengers examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The affected person was within the virus’s contagion interval after they took the non-public rideshare with six different folks, together with the driving force, on Feb. 16, OPH stated.

The white van left Toronto’s Yorkdale Buying Centre at about 1 p.m. and arrived in Ottawa round 6 p.m., after dropoff stops at Bayshore Buying Centre, the CF Rideau Centre and the St. Laurent Buying Centre.

Ottawa Public Well being says it’s trying to contact the six people who ought to instantly self-isolate and call OPH by calling 613-580-6744 for additional testing.

Well being officers advocate journey by automobile solely with folks in your individual family.

“If travelling with others outdoors of your individual family, put on a masks, keep away from any shared meals or drinks, and keep away from automobile journey with others when you’re sick.”