Premier Francois Legault and his wife test negative for COVID-19

Francois Legault 3 (CTV  News)

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he has tested negative for COVID-19.

Legault and his wife were tested after meeting with Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole on Monday.

In a message posted to his Facebook page, Legault said he would remain in isolation until Sept. 28 in accordance with public health guidelines.

O'Toole tested positive late Friday, hours after Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves- Francois Blanchet issued a statement saying he had tested positive.

Legault says he will continue to fulfil his duties from home, and will be replaced by deputy premier Genevieve Guilbault at question period and in news conferences.

In his message, Legault encouraged Quebecers to keep following public health guidelines.
 

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