Bloc Quebecois leader to be tested for coronavirus after partner tests positive

Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet will be tested for the novel coronavirus Wednesday after his partner tested positive.

The party said Tuesday that Blanchet is self-isolating with his partner at his residence in Shawinigan, Que., and will be tested in nearby Maurice.

“He is doing perfectly well,” his spokesperson Carolane Landry said in a statement.

Blanchet and the rest of his caucus were already isolating after learning a staff member who works in Blanchet’s office tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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The party announced that news Monday and said the caucus members were taking the necessary health and safety precautions.

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

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