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Coronavirus: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Wife Tests Positive, To Remain In Isolation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Tested Positive For Coronavirus On Thursday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 13 Mar 2020, 12:48:23 PM
Sophie Trudeau

Gregoire-Trudeau's symptoms, after returning from Britain, had included "a low fever late last night. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JustinTrudeau)

New Delhi:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. Sophie Trudeau started feeling sick on Wednesday after she returned from a speaking event in London. Sophie, who tested positive for COVID-19, will be in isolation for the time being.

“Following medical recommendations, Sophie Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test back positive. Also following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being”, Trudeau’s communications director Cameron Ahmad shared on Twitter.

“First I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who have reached out to me asking how I’m doing,” Sophie Trudeau said in a statement. “Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon”, she added.

“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”, Canadian prime minister earlier wrote on social media.

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Gregoire-Trudeau's symptoms, after returning from Britain, had included "a low fever late last night," an earlier statement reads.

Moreover, Justin Trudeau has exhibited no symptoms of coronavirus, and was advised by doctors “to continue daily activities while self-monitoring.”

As a precautionary measure, the prime minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie’s results, his office said in a statement.

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Trudeau cancelled a meeting on Thursday and Friday with Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders in capital Ottawa, and planned to speak with them and world leaders on phone about the steps being taken to curb the transmission of COVID-19 in Canada.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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First Published : 13 Mar 2020, 08:43:27 AM