Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office announced Thursday night.
“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. His office said the doctor’s advice to the prime minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given that he is exhibiting no symptoms himself.
“Also on the advice of doctors, he will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms. For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently,” the statement said.
China which was the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak has experienced a decline in new infections while the rest of the world is experiencing a spike.
Canada is one of the hotspots which hundreds of cases reported so far.