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Deputy minister of Global Affairs Canada tests positive for COVID-19, agency says

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The deputy minister of Global Affairs Canada has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the agency confirmed to Global News on Tuesday.

“We can confirm that Deputy Minister Marta Morgan has tested positive for COVID-19,” read a statement from Global Affairs.

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“The deputy is exhibiting mild symptoms and is in good spirits. She is in regular contact with local health officials and is self-isolating for the duration of the illness.”

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Global Affairs said it has since taken “appropriate measures” including contact tracing to prevent the spread of the virus among its employees.

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Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne tweeted on Tuesday evening that he was informed of Morgan’s positive test.

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“She is an invaluable member of our GAC team and I know that all employees join me in wishing her a full and speedy recovery and already look forward to having her back with us.”