Canadian PM’s wife tested positive for coronavirus


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has not been examined for COVID-19 based on the advice of health care experts after his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for the virus.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for coronovirus, a spokesman for the prime minister said.

Tests were conducted after she showed symptoms of a mild flu and a low-grade fever last night. "She is self-isolating at home awaiting test results, and her symptoms have since subsided".

The news comes after a statement revealed the Canadian Prime Minister has been continuing daily activities while monitoring his health under his doctor's advice.

Trudeau will spend the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings, the PMO said.

Health workers will contact people whom Mrs Grégoire Trudeau has recently met.

She said she is "experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus" but will be back on her feet soon. In a statement on Twitter, the Prime Minister's office shared a personal message from Sophie, verifying that she does have coronavirus. "This is what the prime minister and his family are doing", the statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

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Canadian PM’s wife tested positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is speaking to Canadians from outside Rideau Gate, reassuring Canadians that he has no symptoms and is "feeling good".

Most of Canada s cases have been traced to China, Iran, Italy or Egypt, but seven people who recently returned from the U.S. also tested positive, public health authorities said.

"Technology allows me to work from home", he stated.

A meeting that the prime minister had scheduled with the premiers and Indigenous leaders was postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, the CBC reported.

The announcement was made late Thursday that the 48-year-old Canadian leader, his 44-year-old wife and their three children, aged 6-12, would be confined for 14 days to the house a few kilometers (miles) from parliament.

With Manitoba and New Brunswick reporting their first presumptive cases in the past 24 hours, six of Canada's 10 provinces have recorded Covid-19 contagion.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was also in self-isolation Thursday.

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