Bloc Québécois leader, caucus in isolation after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of the Bloc Québécois and the party’s entire caucus are in self-isolation after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The preventive measure was announced Monday afternoon by the party’s spokesperson in a statement, who said members are taking the proper precautions.

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“We will all be screened to ensure the health of our team and strictly adhere to public health guidelines,” said Carolane Landry in a statement.  “There is no risk involved. Rest assured that we take this situation very seriously.”

Landry said the staff member works in leader Yves-François Blanchet’s office.

Bloc MPs will be working virtually while they await their test results.

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