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ONTARIO: Premier says anyone who wants a COVID-19 test will be able to get one

 Ontario Premier Doug Ford urged people to get tested for COVID-19 if they wanted to, while reprimanding Torontonians who crowded into a popular downtown park Saturday.

Ford said the only way to reach testing capacity in the province is for people to get tested, and said asymptomatic people will not be turned away at assessment centres during a televised address yesterday.

The new directive for asymptomatic people to get tested is a marked change from earlier guidelines that said only people displaying symptoms are able to be tested.

Ford said the province will also unveil a new testing strategy that will focus on specific sectors.

Meanwhile, Ford said he was disappointed to see thousands of people crowding at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday, saying a dangerous virus is still among us.