Green Party MP Elizabeth May says she has tested positive for COVID-19

Green Party of Canada MP Elizabeth May says she has tested positive for COVID-19. She says the illness is "no joke," and that this is no time for people to be in crowded indoor spaces.

May says too many people are not wearing masks to protect against the illness

Green Party of Canada member of Parliament Elizabeth May says she has tested positive for COVID-19.

She found out on Thursday and is "very sick," May tweeted on Friday.

She said she isolated herself when she started feeling unwell and doesn't think she will be hospitalized.

May said she has been back in Ottawa since March 20 and the COVID rates in the city "are crazy high."

Tested positive 4 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID</a> yesterday, Been in Ottawa since Mar 20. Rates here are crazy high. Isolated when I started feeling unwell. This illness is no joke. I do not think i'll be hospitalized, but very sick. And angry. Too many people unmasked. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/staysafe?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#staysafe</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GPC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GPC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cdnpoli?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cdnpoli</a> <a href="https://t.co/vGYY2vwCOK">https://t.co/vGYY2vwCOK</a>

&mdash;@ElizabethMay

She said the illness is no joke and she is angry because too many people are not wearing masks.

May followed with another Tweet, saying she is "not as angry as grateful for lovely kind messages. Please everyone — stay safe. This is no time to be in crowded indoor spaces."

The MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands is the parliamentary leader of the Green Party.

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