Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus, Canadian PM self-isolating
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, 44, came back from a speaking event in the United Kingdom with flu-like symptoms, her husband announced Thursday. She is feeling fine, and her symptoms are mild, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office.
Justin Trudeau will isolate himself and run his government from home for 14 days as a result. He has shown no symptoms of the virus.
The statement added that Trudeau will not be tested yet, “since he has no symptoms.” Doctors also said that people in contact with Trudeau recently were not at risk for exposure to COVID-19.
Trudeau was scheduled to have an in-person meeting with world leaders on Thursday, but the event has been postponed.
“In the meantime, we’ll speak on the phone about how we can mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 and keep Canadians safe,” he said.
I have some personal news to share today. Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night she was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. She‘s feeling better, but following the advice of our doctor she is self-isolating as we wait on COVID-19 test results.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 12, 2020
Canada has more than 100 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least one death. One of the latest patients is a baby boy who was in close contact with an infected person at a Toronto hospital, according to The Toronto Star.