Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has tested negative for COVID-19.
“Thanks to all those who work tirelessly to keep us safe. My priority continues to be to help Canadians abroad,” Champagne wrote in his update on Twitter.
Update: My #COVID19 test results came back negative. Thanks to all those who work tirelessly to keep us safe. My priority continues to be to help Canadians abroad.
— François-Philippe Champagne (FPC) (@FP_Champagne) March 20, 2020
Champagne announced on Thursday that he had developed flu-like symptoms less than two weeks after arriving back from travels. He said he was being tested “out of an abundance of caution.”
“I am currently self-isolating at home while I await my results very shortly,” he wrote on Twitter. “I will continue to work around the clock to support Canadians facing difficulties abroad and to coordinate the international response to this crisis. We must remember to practice social distancing & take all necessary precautions to protect each other in the face of this virus.”
This comes as the prime minister and his family remain in self-isolation after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week.
Justin Trudeau himself has not been tested as he has not shown symptoms, he’s said.