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Canada Bloc Quebecois leader and caucus isolating after staffer catches COVID-19

05:28  18 september  2020
05:28  18 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA — Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and almost his entire caucus went into self-isolation Monday after a The test came back positive less than a week after Blanchet and most of his 31 MPs held an in-person caucus meeting. And it came just as the Liberal government is in the

OTTAWA— Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and almost his entire caucus went into self-isolation Monday after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID - 19 . The test came back positive less than a week after Blanchet and most of his 31 MPs held an in-person caucus meeting.

Yves-François Blanchet wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The Bloc Quebecois says leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and the party's whole caucus are in self-isolation after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement from the party says the employee received the positive test today, days after the Bloc held a full caucus meeting.

Bloc spokeswoman Carolane Landry says everyone potentially affected will be screened to ensure they're healthy and will follow public health guidelines.

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OTTAWA — The Bloc Quebecois says leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and the party's whole caucus are in self-isolation after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID - 19 . A statement from the party says the employee received the positive test today, days after the Bloc held a full caucus meeting.

OTTAWA — Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and almost his entire caucus went into self-isolation Monday after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID - 19 . The test came back positive less than a week after Blanchet and most of his 31 MPs held an in-person caucus meeting.

She says all their work has been moved online in the meantime.

The news comes as the parties in the House of Commons continue debating amongst themselves how the chamber will work once business resumes next week.

The Liberals are proposing a hybrid system, with some MPs physically in the chamber and others participating via video conferences, which they say the Bloc and NDP are open to.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2020.

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