Mayor of Montreal, Valerie PlanteHe, who is in administrative segregation, confirmed on Saturday afternoon that he had tested positive for COVID-19 the day before.
After learning that one of her entourage had the virus, the mayor went to test for COVID-19 on Friday. “I got my result today and it was unfortunately positive,” the mayor added in a written statement sent to the media late Saturday afternoon.
“Since I was double-vaccinated, I’m fortunate to have some symptoms related to the virus,” he said. It allows me to keep all my activities in virtual mode while I am alone, ”added the 47-year-old from Project Montreal. Ms Plante and her team have also been in contact with people who have been in contact with the mayor in recent days, the statement added, “to invite them to take appropriate action provided by public health.”
The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions in Quebec continues to rise Rapid diffusion of the omicron variant of COVID-19, Ms Plante called on Montreals on Saturday to “be very careful at the end of the year.”
“The Omicron variant is particularly contagious and no one is immune. We have to show resilience and solidarity once again, but we will cross this new wave together,” she added.
Araf Salem, the conductor of the ensemble Montreal, also wished the mayor a “speedy recovery”. “I hope she and her family are well,” he wrote.
Mrs. Plante’s name has been added to the list of several elected officials who have been infected with Kovid-19 in recent months. This was especially the case with Southwest Mayor Benoit Doris in December 2020, followed by Saint-Leonard Mayor Michelle Bissonnet last February.
After being placed in administrative isolation on Monday, Education Minister Jean-Franకోois Roberz confirmed on Thursday that his part was positive for the virus.
“Public Health recommends keeping me alone until December 25 after a positive result for COVID-19, I will make it clear,” he wrote on social networks.
The latest COVID-19 report, released on Saturday, reported 3,631 new positive cases in the last 24 hours. Two deaths and 35 new hospital admissions also increase that number.