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Can I get tested for COVID-19? What the rules are in each province and territory



TORONTO -- Experts say widespread COVID-19 testing is one of the most effective defences against a second wave of infections in Canada, but some provinces, including Ontario and Quebec, continue to fall behind their diagnostic targets.

Provinces are working to expand their testing criteria to include people with very mild or even abnormal COVID-19 symptoms. Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said the move to increase testing for the infection will help spot possible community cases that are currently going undetected. She also said Canada's