Saskatchewan

Sask. premier tests negative for COVID-19

The Premier's office said Friday that Scott Moe has tested negative for the virus.

Scott Moe had potential exposure at a Prince Albert restaurant on Nov. 15

After self-isolating, Scott Moe appeared at a Wednesday COVID-19 update from his Shellbrook, Sask., home via a video link. (CBC News)

It turns out Premier Scott Moe does not have COVID-19.

The Premier's office said Friday that he tested negative for the virus.

Having coronavirus was a possibility after a potential exposure on Nov. 15 at a restaurant in Prince Albert. Moe had lunch at the restaurant with family following a death in the family. 

Moe has been in self-isolation in Shellbrook, Sask., since he received an alert about the potential exposure on Monday.

The government said he'll remain inside until Sunday.

The all-clear result means he can be in Regina on Monday for the delivery of the throne speech.

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