Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will remain in isolation for the next two weeks after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.
Grégoire Trudeau was tested on Thursday after returning from a speaking engagement in the United Kingdom and experiencing mild, flu-like symptoms.
She had placed herself in self-isolation, with the prime minister joining her as he worked from home today.
“She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
The statement from the Prime Minister’s office, on Thursday night, said Trudeau is not currently exhibiting symptoms, but he will remain in isolation for two weeks.
He won’t be tested now since he shows no symptoms, the office said, adding that doctors say there is no risk to anyone who’s been in contact with him in recent days.
The prime minister will address Canadians on Friday, and he will also speak to Indigenous leaders and provincial and territorial premiers “to take stock of the Covid-19 situation and coordinate our actions to protect Canadians and limit the economic impact on the country.”
There are currently approximately 103 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Canada.
This is coming barely two days after Italian Medical Chief, Roberto Stella, died of coronavirus in Italy at the age of 67.