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Canada Prime Minister's Wife Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Canada Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
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Canadian Prime Minister’s wife Grégoire Trudeau was feeling well and would remain in quarantine.

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau's wife, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, on Thursday night his office announced.

The announcement said Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was feeling well and would remain in quarantine.

The statement 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." His office said the doctor's advised the prime minister to continue daily activities; he is not exhibiting any 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. He would resume his duties from Friday, the office said. Prime Minister's wife issued a statement thanking everyone who has reached out.

"Although I'm experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon," she said. "Being in quarantine at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through this and for those facing more serious health concerns."

The couple is blessed with three children, but Trudeau's wife is the only family member with symptoms. Still, Trudeau cancelled an in-person meeting with Canada's provincial premiers, the prime minister's office confirmed.

However self-quarantining himself, Trudeau is spending the day in phone calls, briefings, and meetings from home that includes speaking with other world leaders and joining a particular Cabinet committee discussion on the coronavirus. Trudeau spoke to the U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Canada's most populous province, Ontario, is closing schools until April 5.

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