The Chatham-Kent Police Service is warning the public about a COVID-19 telephone scam.
“This afternoon, a woman in Wallaceburg received a telephone call from a person advising that they would be attending her home to assess her for the Coronavirus,” police officials allege.
“The Chatham-Kent Police Service and CK Public Health would like to remind citizens that there is no door-to-door COVID-19 testing being done in our community.”
Police officials added: “Should you receive a similar call, please do not provide them with any personal or medical information. If someone attends your home, please do not let them in. Ask them to leave and call police at 519-352-1234 x9.”
Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, ordered various measures on Friday, March 13 to control the spread of COVID-19 and he also declared a local emergency as a result. Details, here & here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday. Details, here.
For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.