As the coronavirus spreads it’s havoc all over the world, In first major high profile patient, it is learnt form a report by AFP, that Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for novel coronavirus, his office has said, while assuring the public that the prime minister though is fine.
Canada’s leader and his 44-year-old wife announced that they were self-isolating while she was tested for coronavirus after a public event.
“Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement late Thursday, adding she would remain in isolation and her symptoms were mild.
“The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms,” the statement said, noting he would also be in isolation for two weeks and — on the advice of his doctors — will not be tested for the virus.
It follows several provinces in Canada — which so far has reported nearly 150 cases in six states, and one death — unveiling stricter measures to combat the spread of the virus while sporting events and entertainment galas were cancelled.
The PM would continue his duties, his office said, and would address the country on Saturday.
Trudeau, 48, held several meetings over the phone, including with the special cabinet committee on COVID-19, his office said, and also spoke with the leaders of Italy, the US and Britain.