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Coronavirus: Ontario cabinet minister in self-isolation, awaiting COVID-19 test results

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Peter Bethlenfalvy, who serves as president of the treasury board in Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet, says he is in self-isolation pending the results of a COVID-19 test.

“This past weekend I developed mild symptoms associated with #COVID-19 and have been tested,” he wrote in a tweet Thursday night.

“I’ve been in isolation since, working from home, and will advise when my test results are known. Thank you to all Ontarians who are working together to fight #COVID19.”

READ MORE: Ontario confirms 43 new coronavirus cases, total rises to 251 active cases

Bethlenfalvy was elected as the MPP for Pickering—Uxbridge in 2018. He was named to Ford’s cabinet shortly thereafter.

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As of Thursday evening, there were 258 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.

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