Trudeau self-isolating after wife Sophie develops fever, gets tested for coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, developed flu-like symptoms and got tested for the new coronavirus known as COVID-19.

In a press release on Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office said she has received a test for the new coronavirus after her symptoms emerged last night following her returned from a trip to the U.K. in which she was doing speaking engagements.

While the prime minister has no symptoms, he is self-isolating until her test results are back.

“The doctor’s advice to the prime minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given he is exhibiting no symptoms himself. However, out of an abundance of caution, the prime minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie’s results,” the release said.

“The Prime Minister will spend the day in briefings, phone calls, and virtual meetings from home, including speaking with other world leaders and joining the special COVID-19 cabinet committee discussion.”

As well, the PMO also said all in-person meetings scheduled for Thursday and Friday for the First Minister’s Meeting between Trudeau, federal officials and the provincial and territorial premiers are being postponed.

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