EAST CENTRAL — After taking a test, it was found that a local MP does not have COVID-19.
Randy Hoback, the MP for Prince Albert, got the negative results on March 24.
The MP self-isolated after finding out that a person he had met with on March 11, David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Following the onset of a sore throat, Hoback contacted the Prince Albert Health Office, who then instructed him to be tested for COVID-19.
Prince Albert Public Health has instructed Randy to continue to self-isolate until April 1, His wife Jerri has been cleared to leave their home.
“Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other,” a media release from the MP’s office said. “Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part.”