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Temporary foreign worker dies due to COVID-19 as disease hits southwestern Ontario farms hard

A 31-year-old farm worker from Mexico has died due to the disease.


June 1, 2020
By CBC News

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A temporary foreign worker from Mexico who came to Canada to work on a farm in Ontario died on Saturday due to COVID-19, as farms in the southwestern part of the province become a major driver for a spike in new cases.

The 31-year-old man had no underlying health issues, said medical officer of health for the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, Dr. Wajid Ahmed. The news of the man’s death comes after major spikes in the numbers of COVID-19 cases popped up at farms in the southwestern Ontario region. In Windsor-Essex, 175 — about 18 per cent — of all COVID-19 cases have been among farm workers from 17 different farms in the region. | READ MORE

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