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ottawa’s coronavirus response

Coronavirus update for 19 June 2020

 There have been 2043 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of seven since yesterday, and 260 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ Families that wish to visit long-term care homes must be tested for COVID-19 first. [CBC]

 Everybody is getting in on the new contact tracing app promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The system, devised by Apple and Google, is being developed by the Canadian Digital Service and the Ontario Digital Service with help from Shopify. It will undergo a security review by BlackBerry. They've been at this so long, we're shocked Nortel and Ogilvy's aren't involved as well. We have no idea how Corel missed out. [CBC

+ Realted How Contact Tracing Apps Work (A cartoon)

⭕ The risk of contracting COVID-19 on transit may be much lower than expected.  [Toronto Star]