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Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on Aug. 12, 2020.

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Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mr. Blanchet says in a statement that he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan, Que., home until Sept. 26.

Quebec’s public health rules say a person who tests positive but doesn’t have serious symptoms must stay isolated for 10 days.

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Mr. Blanchet’s wife, Nancy Déziel, tested positive for the illness earlier this week.

He said he would be tested as a precaution.

The Bloc Leader was already in self-isolation, along with much of his caucus and other aides, after a staff member contracted COVID-19.

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