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Canada Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

20:12  18 september  2020
20:12  18 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves - Francois Blanchet has tested positive for COVID - 19 . (Adrian Wyld / Canadian Press). A notice from the party said Blanchet is doing "perfectly well" but will follow Quebec public health instructions and remain in isolation at his residence in Shawinigan until

Blanchet says in a statement that he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan, Que., home until Sept. 26. Quebec ’s public health rules say a person who tests positive but doesn’t have serious symptoms Blanchet ’s wife, Nancy Deziel, tested positive for the illness earlier this week.

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

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19.

Blanchet says in a statement that he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan, Que., home until Sept. 26.

Quebec's public health rules say a person who tests positive but doesn't have serious symptoms must stay isolated for 10 days.

Blanchet's wife, Nancy Déziel, tested positive for the illness earlier this week.

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OTTAWA — The spouse of Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves - Francois Blanchet says she is in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID - 19 . Blanchet himself, along with the Bloc Quebecois caucus, was already in isolation as a precaution, after a member of his staff tested positive Monday.

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves - François Blanchet is isolating alongside his wife, Nancy Déziel, after she tested positive for COVID - 19 . Déziel tweeted Tuesday that she first noticed her loss of smell on Monday, a common COVID - 19 symptom known as anosmia.

He said he would be tested as a precaution.

The Bloc leader was already in self-isolation, along with much of his caucus and other aides, after a staff member contracted COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18, 2020.

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