Canada Liberal MP Kamal Khera, who was working as nurse, tests positive for COVID-19
Liberal MP Kamal Khera pleads for people to stay home after testing positive for COVID-19
Liberal MP and registered nurse Kamal Khera has one message for Canadians since she tested positive for COVID-19: listen to the experts and stay at home. "It's in our communities. You can be a healthy individual like myself, that was practicing social distancing and is a germaphobe and wanted to make sure that I was washing my hands. [But] just know that you have to be very, very mindful of what you are doing," she told CBC News Network. Khera"It's in our communities. You can be a healthy individual like myself, that was practicing social distancing and is a germaphobe and wanted to make sure that I was washing my hands.
Liberal MP Kamal Khera announced Wednesday that she has tested positive for.
The member for Brampton-West, who is also a registered nurse, said she began experiencing flu-like symptoms Saturday night and immediately self-isolated. She found out she was positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
In a statement shared on Twitter, Khera said she is still experiencing symptoms but is in "good spirits."
A personal update from me. Thank you all for your support.
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— Kamal Khera (@KamalKheraLib)
"I know that many Canadians are in much worse circumstances," she wrote.
Earlier this month, Khera wrote that she had registered to help ease nurse shortages amid the new coronavirus outbreak. She said she hoped it would help reduce wait times.
"As a [sic] RN there couldn't be a more important time to give back to my community," she said.
In response to's call to action, I registered to help ease the nurse shortage during . As a RN there couldn't be a more important time to give back to my community.
This support can significantly reduce wait times.sign up here:
— Kamal Khera (@KamalKheraLib)
The news of her diagnosis prompted well-wishes from many of her colleagues, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Toronto man arrested after 'prohibited COVID-19 testing kits' shipped to U.S.
A Toronto man is facing fraud charges after allegedly shipping "prohibited COVID-19 testing kits" to the United States, police say. Toronto investigators said in a news release that on Wednesday, they received word from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about a parcel that was intercepted at the Canada-U.S. border. Police say that parcel contained "25 individual prohibited COVID-19 testing kits." When asked if the kits were fake, Toronto police spokesperson Meghan Gray said: "They are considered prohibited as there are no kits that have been approved for personal use in Canada.
"Take care of yourself, Kamal. We’re all thinking of you — and hoping you get well soon," Trudeau wrote on Twitter.
Khera is the first MP to test positive for the new coronavirus. Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was tested for the virus last week after experiencing flu-like symptoms, but his tests were negative.
The prime minister himself has not been tested, however he is completing 14 days of self-isolation this week after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month.
There are currently nearly 3,000 cases of the illness in Canada, and 29 people have died while 185 have recovered.
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