Governor General Mary Simon has tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement released on Twitter, Simon said she tested positive yesterday and has mild symptoms. She will continue to self-isolate and take some time to rest in the coming days.
Her diagnosis follows that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently returned to Parliament after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 31st.
Simon, who is 74, is Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General and was sworn into the role last July.
She says in her statement that she and her husband, Whit Fraser, are experiencing firsthand that the pandemic is not over yet, but tremendous progress is being made.
The statement said, “we are both grateful for all those making a difference in our fight against this virus.”
(The Canadian Press)