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London to open COVID-19 testing centre by next week

1The Middlesex-London Health Unit will open a separate testing centre for COVID-19 by the early-to-mid next week, but is not recommending halting large gatherings or the closures of large institutions such as Western University and Fanshawe College.

“We have been preparing for what it would look like if we had a local outbreak. Our teams are ready to identify, isolate and follow up with people who are at risk of the coronavirus,” said Dr. Alex Summers, the health unit’s associate medical officer of health.

“We will be implementing the development of an assessment centre. My hope is by early- to mid-next week, we will have confirmed a location.”

The assessment centres are being set up across the province, starting in Toronto, and would give quick testing to divert the burden of the testing away from emergency rooms.

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