Quebec justice minister Simon Jolin-Barrette tests positive for COVID-19

Simon Jolin-Barrette announced on Sunday that he had contracted the virus. (Sylvain Roy Roussel/CBC - image credit)
Simon Jolin-Barrette announced on Sunday that he had contracted the virus. (Sylvain Roy Roussel/CBC - image credit)

Quebec minister Simon Jolin-Barrette has tested positive for COVID-19.

The justice minister and the minister responsible for the French language made the announcement in a tweet Sunday.

"Yesterday I received a positive test result for COVID-19. For the moment, I feel well," he wrote Sunday morning. "I will be working remotely throughout the coming days in conformance with public health measures."

Jolin-Barrette was set to spend this coming week in his own ridings — not at the National Assembly.

MNAs will be returning to Quebec City on May 24.

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