The Canadian Senate has been put on high alert after a letter was sent to senate offices the contents of which claimed that it was covered in coronavirus, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
The letter that was sent to the Senate stated that "I am an injured worker, I’ve contracted COVID-19." This manifested in the first Parliament Hill alert since 2001, when there was an anthrax scare.
"For the past week I’ve been storing this letter in a deep freezer, in a freezer bag, only to pull it out to sneeze, cough and spit on, then placing it back into the freezer," the letter continued.
"Now you hold it in your hand, gift from me to you, for the rebuff of pleads for help from injured workers, in a corrupt judicial system integrated through government legislation for government gains. Enjoy."
So far, it remains unclear how many of these letters have been sent to senators. However, the Senate Corporate Security Directorate (SCSD) did tell the second house to use excessive caution.
In a statement given to all senators, the SCSD said that "Over the course of the past week letters have been mailed to parliamentarians claiming to be contaminated with COVID-19."
"Please note that public health officials have advised the risk of contracting Covid-19 from a mailed letter is considered as very low," they added.
Despite the drama, no senator has contracted coronavirus—the SCSD is also uncertain whether the letter was infected with the virus in the first place.