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13th Mar 2020

Wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests positive for the coronavirus

Alan Loughnane

Jsutin Trudeau

She had been at an event in Britain.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for coronavirus, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

The statement said Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was feeling unwell and would remain in isolation.

“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 read.

The First Lady of Canada returned from an engagement in Britain and had mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever, late on Wednesday night.

A statement said Trudeau would continue his duties and would address the country tomorrow.

“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,” the statement added.

Canada has 117 confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death. The coronavirus has infected more than 128,000 worldwide and the death toll has surpassed 4,700.