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François Legault Tested Positive For COVID-19, But Said He 'Feels Good'

Just call him Papa Positive.

MTL Blog, Staff Writer
François Legault wearing a face mask embroidered with the Quebec flag.​

François Legault wearing a face mask embroidered with the Quebec flag.

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François Legault has contracted COVID-19. He tweeted this afternoon that he started feeling symptoms earlier today and decided to get tested.

Despite his positive result, the Premier said he "feels good." But he warned that rising cases show the virus is ever-present in Quebec.

Legault said he will now work from home for the next five days to follow public health guidelines.

Legault joins what some medical experts say could be the 6th wave of COVID-19 in the province.

Public Health reported a surge of 2,295 new cases in the past 24 hours. That's the second straight day with over 2,000 positive tests.

Interim National Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau said on Wednesday that more infections linked to an Omicron subvariant called BA.2 were spreading in the province and now make up around half of Quebec's new cases.

At the same event, Health Minister Christian Dubé asserted that another wave was unlikely to hit the province until this fall. He said even if one did, the government would be ready.

The province is set to end mandatory mask usage in most places by mid-April. Earlier this month, the government relaxed the rule on face coverings in schools and for people seated at bars and restaurants.

Masks are expected to stay obligatory on public transit until at least May.

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