Wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus: reports

Wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus: reports

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  • The wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus, The New York Times reported.
  • Trudeau went under self-quarantine after his wife starting showing symptoms on Wednesday and underwent testing.
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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, The New York Times reported.

Justin Trudeau was under self-isolation after his wife starting showing symptoms on Wednesday after a speaking event in the United Kingdom.

„Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms from the virus, I will be back on my feet soon,“ Grégoire Trudeau said in a statement. „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.“

„We will get through this situation together. Please share the facts and take your health seriously. I send you all my courage and warm thoughts (but only ‚get better‘ hugs from afar!),“ she added.

Personal message from Ms. Gregoire Trudeau. pic.twitter.com/banC7HgY5N

— Aaron Wherry (@AaronWherry) March 13, 2020

In a statement to Insider, the prime minister’s office said health professionals will reach out to those she came in contact with „as they deem necessary.“

The prime minister’s office also said Trudeau is also in good health with no symptoms and will be in isolation for 14 days. He will not be tested for the coronavirus since he is not displaying any symptoms.

„We recognize people are anxious, which is why we will work nonstop to ensure their safety and wellbeing,“ the statement concluded. „Since the beginning of the outbreak, all our decisions have been based on the best advice and evidence from our public health experts – that is how we will reduce the risk to Canadians.“

Statement from the Prime Minister’s Office: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for Covid-19. Prime Minister Trudeau to be in isolation for 14 days. pic.twitter.com/0NzAAGD3Xa

— Aaron Wherry (@AaronWherry) March 13, 2020

„Having recently returned from a speaking engagement in London, UK, the prime minister’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau began exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms including a low fever late last night,“ the prime minister’s office said prior to her diagnosis, according to Reuters.

„She immediately sought medical advice, and is being tested for the COVID-19 virus. She is self-isolating at home awaiting test results, and her symptoms have since subsided.“

As of Thursday, Canada has 117 confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death. The coronavirus has infected more than 128,000 worldwide and the death toll has surpassed 4,700.

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