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3 London firefighters test positive for COVID-19

Three firefighters in London have tested positive for the coronavirus prompting the Middlesex London Health Unit to declare a workplace outbreak. 

Two fire stations are being deep cleaned though the city will not say which ones

The City of London said stations where the firefighters worked are being deep cleaned. (Andrew Lupton/CBC)

Three firefighters in London have tested positive for the coronavirus prompting the Middlesex London Health Unit to declare a workplace outbreak. 

The City of London said two fire stations are impacted, though for privacy concerns would not say which ones.

While the investigation is ongoing, the city said it does not appear as though community members came into contact with the infected firefighters. 

In a statement, city spokesperson Patti McKague said firefighters are in full personal protective equipment when they respond to calls.

She added that "the stations in which the firefighters who have tested positive were working are being deep cleaned and sanitized."

The three firefighters are in quarantine, and those who were in close proximity to them have been tested, or will be tested, and are also being told to isolate. 

This outbreak comes the same day London saw its highest daily case count, a record 37 people testing positive. Of those cases, some are staff or students at local schools. 

Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School was the latest school Sunday to report a positive case. Earlier in the day, the Catholic board announced St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School had a case. 

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