Burnaby's Jagmeet Singh says he's self-isolating due to illness

Burnaby South MP and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in self-isolation, according to his Twitter feed.

Singh tweeted out to his supporters Thursday morning in both French and English about an illness.

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“Friends, I am at home today, feeling unwell,” Singh said. “I have been in contact with a doctor and they do not believe I have symptoms consistent with COVID19. But their advice is for me to limit contact with the public until I am feeling better.

“All of us come into contact with many people who may be vulnerable to illness - we have to make sure we are taking measures to limit the chance that we infect them. Looking forward to being back at work and feeling better soon.”

 

Singh has been vocal about ensuring Canadians have paid sick leave in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you start experiencing symptoms, the B.C. Health Ministry says:

• Isolate yourself from others immediately.

• Call a health care professional, a local public health authority or 811.

• Describe your symptoms and travel history. You will receive advice on what to do.

• If you plan to visit a health-care provider, call ahead so that they can arrange to have you assessed safely.

• Wear a mask to protect others.

• Travellers returning from the affected areas listed should self-monitor by taking their temperature in the morning and at nighttime, using a digital thermometer by mouth (oral). Do not take acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Advil) during the 14-day self-isolation period unless your health-care provider advises otherwise.

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