Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for novel coronavirus, his office said late Thursday while assuring the public the Canadian prime minister is fine.
The prime minister and his 44-year-old wife announced Thursday they were self-isolating while she was tested for coronavirus after a public event.
Mrs. Trudeau also confirms in a statement on Thursday, March 12 that she had tested positive for the viral disease and plans to remain in isolation for the next two weeks.
“Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon,” she said in a statement.
Justin Trudeau tweeted saying,” 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.”
The prime minister remains “in good health with no symptoms” a statement from his office said, noting he would also be in isolation for two weeks and — on the advice of his doctors — will not be tested for the virus.
The statement also reads that the prime minister will be spending the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home, including speaking with other world leaders and joining a special cabinet committee discussion on the coronavirus.
Since the novel coronavirus first emerged in late December 2019, more than 130,000 cases have been recorded in 116 countries and territories, killing at least 4,900 people, according to an AFP tally.