Canada’s deputy minister of foreign affairs has tested positive for COVID-19.
Marta Morgan has been the top official in the department for just under a year, after leading the Immigration Department, and is the first woman to hold the job.
Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne shared the diagnosis on Twitter.
He wished Morgan a full and speedy recovery and called her an invaluable part of the foreign-affairs team.
Several ministers and MPs have isolated themselves out of concern that they have the respiratory illness but Morgan is the most senior Canadian government figure to test positive.