Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath tests positive for COVID-19 just before election

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath tested positive for COVID-19 just two weeks before the provincial election.

Horwath said she tested positive in a rapid test on Thursday morning.

“Like many others in this pandemic, this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Horwath said in a tweet.

“We are doing our best to keep everyone safe.”

His diagnosis comes midway through the provincial election campaign and a day after Mike Schreiner, the leader of Ontario’s Green Party, tested positive for COVID-19.

Horwath said in a statement that she will have to make some adjustments, but will “continue to connect with people as much as possible.”

She was to make an announcement in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., today, but is now campaigning remotely from a hotel in Ottawa while following public health advice.

Horwath will miss a campaign tour with stops planned in several northern Ontario cities in the coming days as the province’s current public health rules require people to self-isolate for five days after the first outbreaks appear. symptoms of COVID-19 or after a positive test result, whichever comes first. .