Ontario's coronavirus cases hit 20, but Ford government stands by its sick day policy - 2020-03-03

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F94.png Ontario's coronavirus cases hit 20, but Ford government stands by its sick day policy March 3, 2020, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star

As Ontario's COVID-19 case count continues rising, Premier Doug Ford's government is resisting pressure to reverse labour law changes that allow employers to demand sick notes and revoked two paid sick days for every worker.

New Democrats renewed a push for the move Tuesday after the government reported two more travel-related cases of the novel coronavirus from Egypt and Iran, bringing the provincial tally to 20.

Fearing employer demands for sick notes and an absence of mandatory paid sick days could lead some workers with the new coronavirus or other contagious illnesses to spread germs on the job, public transit and in doctors' offices, opposition parties said it's time for Ford to realize his error.

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