TORONTO -- Marta Morgan, the deputy minister of foreign affairs at Global Affairs Canada, has tested positive for COVID-19, CTV News has learned.

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada said she is “exhibiting mild symptoms and is in good spirits.”

“She is in regular contact with local health officials and is self-isolating for the duration of the illness,” the statement continues.

The department added that it began contact tracing “to advise and protect employees” and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within their walls.