Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for Coronavirus after undergoing medical tests for the flu-like symptoms she showed.
A statement released by Cameron Ahmad, the communications director for the Canadian Prime Minister reads;
“Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive. Also following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all recommended precautions, and her symptoms remain mild.”
The statement further revealed that Prime Minister Trudeau is in good health but will be self-isolating himself for 14 days as a precautionary measure.
The statement added;
“Prime Minister Trudeau is in good health with no symptoms. As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days. 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.”
Trudeau’s meetings with premiers and Indigenous leaders that were scheduled for this week have been postponed. He had planned to deliver an address to Canadians on Friday March 13.
Recall that coronavirus which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday March 11, has taken the lives of more than 4,000 people. Symptoms of the disease which spreads rapidly include coughing, fever and shortness of breath and it may not appear until 14 days after exposure.