Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne in solitary confinement
Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs is also in segregation. François-Philippe Champagne has announced that he has submitted to a COVID-19 test and is awaiting the result.
“Like many Canadians, I was recently tested for COVID-19 as a precaution after experiencing cold-like symptoms less than 14 days after returning from my trip,” the minister wrote on his account. Twitter, Thursday afternoon.
“I am currently at home in voluntary isolation (sic) awaiting the results very soon. I continue to work tirelessly to help Canadians abroad, by being in regular contact with my counterparts for optimal international coordination, “he also offered in a series of tweets.
Thursday afternoon, Minister Champagne was scheduled to participate remotely in the COVID-19 cabinet committee meeting in Ottawa to report on Canadian consular efforts around the world. Many citizens find it difficult to return to the country.
Before the epidemic turned into a pandemic, the minister continued to travel abroad, given his role. He always assured that he was taking all the necessary precautions to avoid being infected with the new coronavirus.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began his second week of voluntary segregation at home on Thursday. His wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was diagnosed with COVID-19 after a trip to London.