Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife said on Thursday evening that his new coronavirus test was positive.
“Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive,” the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.
“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,” it said.
“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,” but will not be tested.
“The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”
Trudeau and his wife announced earlier on Thursday that they were isolating themselves and undergoing a COVID-19 disease test after returning from the speech.
A previous statement said that after returning from the UK, Gregor Trudeau’s symptoms included ‘low fever last night’. She immediately sought medical advice and testing.