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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau goes into isolation as wife tests positive for coronavirus

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada will remain in isolation for the next two weeks after his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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

Canadian PM in a series of tweets shared the health updates and his decision to go into self-isolation after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

“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”, he wrote.

“I am feeling fine & I’m not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, but I will also be following the advice of our doctor and I will continue to self-isolate for now. During that time, as I did today, I’ll continue to work from home and conduct meetings via video & teleconference”, Mr. Trudeau further added.

Urging his fellow Canadians to follow the advice of medical professionals, he further added, “Tomorrow, I will be speaking with Indigenous leaders and premiers from across the country to coordinate our response to the outbreak and to talk about next steps to keep Canadians safe and limit the impact of COVID-19 on our economy”.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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