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Labor Minister Seamus O’Regan tested positive for COVID-19.

O`Regan said he intended to do a simple test and isolate himself. 

Federal Labor Minister Seamus O’Regan said the COVID-19 test was positive. In a tweet on Monday night, , O`Regansaid he would remain isolated and continue to follow public health guidelines. 

He said he had a positive quick test. “Thanks to the three doses of the vaccine, the alertness of thousands of healthcare workers and millions of Canadians protecting us,” he writes. 

There was no information about where and how he was infected with the virus, and the minister did not provide information about his health.

Several federal politicians have tested positive for COVID 19 or have been exposed to the virus from infected employees in recent weeks. 

Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly announced that she had a positive COVID-19 test. 

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland previously worked at home after two employees tested positive. Bloc Québécois deputy leader Christine Normandin and Bloc Kristina Kristina Michaud both tested positive. 

News comes from the highly contagious variants of Omicron pushing the number of cases to new highs across the country.

Read More: Federal Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan tests positive for COVID-19 | CBC News

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