Positive Coronavirus Test? Canadians Worry Their Neighbors Will Find Out

Positive Coronavirus Test? Canadians Worry Their Neighbors Will Find Out
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Few victims of public shaming have become as famous as Mr. Cronk, the New Brunswicker who contracted coronavirus on a business trip.

He initially had no symptoms, so was not required to self-isolate upon returning, he said.

Nine days later, he exhibited a few symptoms and tested positive for the coronavirus, so the health department began contact tracing. After the local news media did a story about a frustrated store owner disbelieving his staff had been exposed to the virus, Mr. Cronk worried he’d be outed as the source of the exposure, knowing he had visited the store.

“Saint John is very small,” he said. “I knew it was matter of time before my name was spoken.” So, he approached the C.B.C. network to “get the story straight, before chatter got around.” To his knowledge,…



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