Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

13 March 2020, Kathmandu

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister, tested for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to international media reports.

“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,” the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement.

Earlier, Trudeau and his wife had announced Thursday they were self-isolating while she underwent tests for the COVID-19 illness after returning from a public function.

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.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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