Ottawa Public Health is putting out a call to find six passengers of a recent intra-provincial rideshare trip after one of the individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The local public health unit said Tuesday it’s looking for the passengers of a trip from Toronto to Ottawa on Feb. 16. The trip was arranged through a private rideshare service.
The van departed from Yorkdale Shopping Centre around 1 p.m. that day and arrived in Ottawa at roughly 6 p.m., making stops at Bayshore Shopping Centre, the Rideau Centre and the St. Laurent Shopping Centre.
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OPH said one of the seven people in the vehicle during the trip recently tested positive for the virus and could have been contagious within the timeframe including their travel.
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Because OPH has been unable to identify the other close contacts on the trip — six others including the van’s driver — it is issuing a public release to alert the passengers of possible exposure…