Governor Mary Simon is positive for COVID 19 and has mild symptoms


Ottawa — Governor General of Canada tested positive for COVID-19.

Governor Mary Simon said in a Twitter statement that she was positive on Wednesday morning and is experiencing mild symptoms.

Simon says she will continue to quarantine and take some time to rest.

Her diagnosis follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent return to Congress after a positive COVID-19 test on January 31st.

Simon, 74, was Canada’s first indigenous governor and took up that role last July.

She said in a statement that she and her husband, Wit Fraser, have directly experienced that the pandemic is not over yet, but have seen tremendous progress.

“We are grateful to all those who have made a difference in the fight against this virus,” she said.

“Thank you for everything you do, from healthcare professionals to those who help loved ones at home.”

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