Simon says she will continue to self-isolate and take some time to rest for the next few days.

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OTTAWA — The Governor General of Canada has tested positive for COVID-19.

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

Simon says she will continue to self-isolate and take some time to rest for the next few days.

His diagnosis follows that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently returned to Parliament after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 31.

Simon, 74, is Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General and was sworn in to the position last July.

She says in her statement that she and her husband, Whit Fraser, are seeing firsthand that the pandemic is not over yet, but tremendous progress is being made.

“We are both grateful to everyone who is making a difference in our fight against this virus,” she said.

“From healthcare workers to those supporting loved ones back home, thank you for all you do.”

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on February 9, 2022.