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Governor General Mary Simon tests positive for COVID-19

Governor General Mary Simon has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released from her office's official Twitter account.

Simon's husband tested positive for the virus on Tuesday

Simon said she is experiencing mild symptoms and will be taking some time to rest in the coming days. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Governor General Mary Simon has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released from her office's official Twitter account.

Simon said she is experiencing mild symptoms but will take some time to rest in the coming days. She had been self-isolating after her husband, Whit Fraser, tested positive on Tuesday.

"As Whit and I are experiencing first-hand, we are not out of this pandemic yet, but have made tremendous progress," she said in the statement.

"We are both grateful for all those making a difference in our fight against the virus."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also recently tested positive for the virus but has since recovered and left self-isolation.

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