Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said in a statement Thursday night.
“She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” the statement said.
Earlier in the day, Trudeau announced that he, Grégoire Trudeau and their three children had voluntarily isolated themselves at the prime minister’s residence in Ottawa, Ontario, as they awaited the test result. Trudeau continues to perform most of his official duties, although his meetings have become conference calls and he was absent from the House of Commons. He spoke with several world leaders during the day, including President Donald Trump.
On the advice of physicians, Trudeau will continue to work from home for the next 14 days, the statement said, although he shows no symptoms and physicians are not testing him for the virus.
Earlier in the day the government said that Grégoire Trudeau felt ill after returning from a trip to Britain. Doctors decided to test for the coronavirus Wednesday after she developed a mild fever, which has since passed. Health officials are now tracing some people who had recently been in contact with Grégoire Trudeau.
Trudeau will make a speech to Canadians about the coronavirus pandemic Friday following a conference call with the country’s provincial leaders.
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