Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is self-quarantining after wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested for coronavirus. On March 13 (Philippine Time), the 48-year-old politician first revealed on Twitter that his spouse was experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms” after coming back from a speaking engagement at WE UK Day conference in London on March 4.
“I have some personal news to share today.
“Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night she was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms.
“She‘s feeling better, but following the advice of our doctor. She is self-isolating, as we wait on COVID-19 test results,” he wrote.
Though Tradeau is in good health condition and isn’t showing any symptoms, he decided to self-quarantine himself for 14 days. The Prime Minister’s office released a statement regarding this matter.
“As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days. The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”
Bloomberg wrote, “Trudeau has been in Ottawa all week, holding meetings with cabinet ministers and lawmakers from his governing Liberal Party. He also took part in debates in the legislature and held a press conference Wednesday.”
Meanwhile, doctors, who are attending Tradeau, said that there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him since he has shown no symptoms.
Canada has reported more than 100 cases of the virus since late January, with one death as of Thursday. More than 127,000 cases and more than 4,700 deaths have been confirmed worldwide.