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OLDS - Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Nathan Cooper has tested negative for COVID-19, he said today (Nov. 2).
In an interview on Friday, Cooper said he hoped to have had the test results over the weekend.
“I had some mild flu-like symptoms on Thursday morning so out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Dr. Hinshaw’s (Alberta’s chief medical officer of health) recommendations, I have self-isolated and I got a test that morning,” said Cooper at the time.
Cooper’s position as speaker of the legislature during his two-day absence was handled by MLA Nicholas Milliken.