A Regina doctor who is self-isolating after coming into contact with a presumptive case of COVID-19 is stressing the need for aggressive measures to contain the spread of the virus.

Dr. Ankit Kapur, an emergency medicine doctor who works in “multiple clinical environments” in Regina, won’t share any details about the case itself, citing privacy rules. He made clear that he is not speaking on behalf of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) or the emergency department, but only on his own behalf.

He is currently feeling well and not showing any symptoms of the illness. But he plans to stay isolated for at least two weeks.

“I’m isolated from my family, I’m isolated from patients, I’m isolated from the public,” said Kapur. “In that way I’m able to ensure safety of others. There’s other people out there that may have had exposures, who don’t know yet, who don’t have the luxury of information.”

Three of four cases announced over the weekend were tested in Regina. There are now six cases either confirmed positive or presumed positive in Saskatchewan.