Prime Minister Justine Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau (Image Courtesy: ANI)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has been tested positive for Coronavirus. She has been kept under isolation but was feeling better, as reported by the office.

Trudeau tweeted announcing the news.

His tweet read, “I have some additional news to share this evening. Unfortunately, the results of Sophie’s COVID-19 test are positive. Therefore, she will be in quarantine for the time being. Her symptoms remain mild and she is taking care of herself and following the advice of our doctor.”

Trudeau’s wife issued a statement saying, “Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon.”

“Being in quarantine at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through this and for those facing more serious health concerns,” she further added.

Prime Minister Trudeau has not shown any symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus. But for safety and precautionary measures, he would remain in self-isolation for 14 days.

Primes Minister’s office said, according to his doctors, Trudeau should resume with his day to day activities and continue self-monitoring to know if he is developing any symptoms or not.

A statement released said, “Also on the advice of doctors, he will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms. For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently.”

Though Prime Minister is on self-quarantine, he has been attending important meetings virtually and over phone calls. Trudeau spoke with US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and other world leaders about the growing scare of the Novel Coronavirus.

Jagmeet Singh opposition NDP leader had also complained of feeling unwell, and have been working from home. Though he has not contracted the virus, according to the doctor’s recommendations, he has limited his contact with the public until he feels better.

The government has been continuously appealing to all people not to travel abroad or if traveled and returning from abroad, to self-isolate for 14 days.

Schools have been shut, public gatherings with more than 250 people have been called off for the prevention of the Coronavirus spread.

Canada has more than 140 confirmed cases, and one death – an elderly nursing home resident in British Columbia.


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