A third foreign worker dies of COVID-19 in Ontario

Un troisième travailleur étranger décède de la COVID-19 en Ontario

The COVID-19 has made a third victim among the hundreds of foreign seasonal workers working in the farms of the south-west of the province of Ontario, who have contracted the coronavirus.

The public health of the region of Haldimand-Norfolk, announced on Sunday, via press release, the death of a foreign worker who was employed by Scotlynn Group, in the vicinity of Simcoe. It is the third foreign farm worker to be killed on canadian soil due to the pandemic.

“It is a tragedy that someone who comes to Canada to work in the agricultural industry to meet the needs of his family will lose the life if away from loved ones,” commented the president of the board of the public health service of Haldimand-Norfolk, Kristal afternoon chopp, offering its condolences to the family of the worker.

According to the regional public health, 199 farm workers, foreign Scotlynn Group have received a diagnosis of COVID-19, along with 18 other people connected to the farm. “The outbreak is largely contained to the farm and all people in contact with the agricultural workers are in isolation”, a-t was specified.

Other regions have announced, since the end of may, the various outbreaks of COVID-19 on Ontario farms, which have resulted in hundreds of infections. Two workers had already died after being infected with the disease.

These outbreaks have been of concern to Mexico, which had indicated last week that it would put a brake on the sending of foreign workers in Canada while waiting to get clarification on the sanitary measures in place to protect its citizens, while thousands of them were expected by canadian farmers in the next few weeks to the harvest season.

Remember that the farm workers, aliens must be placed in quarantine for 14 days to their arrival in the country, before you can start to work on canadian farms.


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