The leader of the Green Party of Ontario says he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mike Schreiner, who is up for re-election in Guelph, says he tested positive on a rapid test Wednesday evening after close contact with a staff member.
Schreiner says in a statement that he is "feeling fine" and is fully vaccinated.
He says he will campaign remotely from home "for a few days" while following public health advice.
NDP Leader Andrea Horvath has also tested positive, announcing this morning that she has cancelled a planned campaign swing through northern Ontario.
Ontario's current public health rules require that people isolate for five days after COVID-19 symptoms first appear or after a positive test result, whichever comes first.
Schreiner and Horvath's diagnosis comes at the halfway mark of the provincial election campaign. Schreiner's comes days after his well-reviewed performance in a televised party leaders' debate boosted attention on him and his party.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, 2022.
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