Ontario sends COVID-19 test swabs to the U.S.

The Ontario government is sending COVID-19 tests to the U.S. for processing due to a backlog in medical laboratories. 

Premier Doug Ford explained that the province is reaching its limit regarding COVID-19 testing during the second wave. 

A spokesperson at the Ministry of Health said, “Testing is a key pillar in Ontario’s fight against COVID-19. As Ontarians expect, all options are on the table to quickly identify cases and contain the spread; this includes working with third-party providers, such as Quest Diagnostics, to process more tests and achieve provincial testing targets.”

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