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.
“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.”
Friends, I am at home today, feeling unwell.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) March 12, 2020
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.
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.