Canadian PM Trudeau In Isolation After Wife Tests Positive For Infection

OTTAWA- The wife of Cana­dian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late Thursday.

“Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.

“Following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precau­tions and her symptoms remain mild,” it said.

“The prime minis­ter 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,” but will not be tested.

“The prime minister will con­tinue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”

Trudeau and his wife had an­nounced earlier Thursday they were self-isolating while she un­derwent tests for the COVID-19 ill­ness after returning from a speak­ing engagement.

Gregoire-Trudeau’s symp­toms, after returning from Britain, had included “a low fever late last night,” an earlier statement said. She immediately sought medical advice and testing.

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