Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be in isolation for 14 days after wife tested positive for coronavirus

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in isolation for 14 days after his wife tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, the government said in a statement.

“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 read. His wife, Sophie Trudeau, will also be in isolation for 14 days.

“The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”

Local and international news outlets quoted Sophie as saying in a personal note she was “experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus” but she added she “will be back on my feet soon”.

“Sophie Gregoire Trudeau recently returned from London and experienced flu-like symptoms, so she was tested for the coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said earlier on Thursday. The test came back positive, it said in the evening,” Reuters reported.

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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