Five more test positive in COVID-19 outbreak tied to Kingston, Ont., nail salons


Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak related to a nail salon in Kingston, Ont., including an employee at another salon.

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health unit says a total of 27 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are linked to Binh's Nail and Spa.

Dr. Kieran Moore, the region's medical officer of health, says a worker at Kingdom Nails & Spa was in close contact with a staff member at Binh's, and they have also tested positive for COVID-19.

Moore recommends that anyone who attended Kingdom on June 17 or between June 21 and June 25 get tested.

He says the growth rate of the outbreak depends on what steps people in the Kingston area take in the next two weeks to protect themselves and others.

On Friday the City of Kingston made it mandatory to wear a face mask in all indoor public places.