Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophe Gregoire has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late Thursday.
“Sophie Gregoire was tested for COVID-19 Thursday. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.
“Following medical advice, she will stay in isolation for the fixed time being. She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain light,” it said.
“The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms still. As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in detachments for a planned period of 14 days,” but will not be tested.
“The Prime Minister will continue to fully do his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”
Trudeau and his wife had announced late Thursday they were self-isolating while she was gone through tests for the COVID-19 illness after returning from a speaking engagement.
Gregoire-Trudeau’s symptoms, after coming from Britain, had included “a low fever late last night,” an earlier statement said. She instantly took medical advice and testing.