Toronto Mayor John Tory tests positive for COVID-19, in isolation at home

Image: John Tory. Credit: Twitter handle

Toronto/CMEDIA: Toronto Mayor John Tory has tested positive for COVID-19 and feels fine and is isolated at home, according to a statement from the mayor’s office Thursday morning.

During isolation, Tory will reportedly continue to do his job and take part in virtual meetings.

“Right now, I feel fine and have extremely mild symptoms so far,” Tory said in a statement released by his office. “I’ve spoken to Dr. de Villa and am following her orders to isolate to avoid any possibility of spreading the virus.”

Tory has been taking daily rapid tests, according to his office over the last number of weeks given the number of events he attends.

Tory last tested negative for the virus on Wednesday.

“I am thankful that I have been fully vaccinated and have the best protection possible against COVID-19. I know this also gives me the best chance at a quick recovery so I can be back to a busy in-person schedule as soon as possible. Right now, I feel fine and have extremely mild symptoms so far. I’ve spoken to Dr. de Villa and am following her orders to isolate to avoid any possibility of spreading the virus,” Tory said in a tweet.

He already received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last year, according to the mayor’s office, and will be eligible for the fourth dose next month.

Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger also tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday

“I want to use this opportunity to again encourage people to get vaccinated — first, second, third, and fourth doses — as soon as they can. We’ve worked to have Team Toronto vaccination clinics open all weekend to help people get the dose they need,” Tory said in the tweet.

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