Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went into self-isolation on Thursday (march 12) while his wife awaits results of a COVID-19 test.
According to the details, Trudeau’s office said Sophie Gregoire Trudeau began exhibiting the symptoms, including a low fever, late Wednesday night after returning from a speaking engagement in London.
Canadian PM said in his tweet, “I have some personal news to share today. Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night she was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. She‘s feeling better, but following the advice of our doctor she is self-isolating as we wait on COVID-19 test results.”
I have some personal news to share today. Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night she was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. She‘s feeling better, but following the advice of our doctor she is self-isolating as we wait on COVID-19 test results.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 12, 2020
He also said in a tweet that his wife is in self-isolating & self-monitoring after her tests of COVID-19, “Out of an abundance of caution, I too will be self-isolating & self-monitoring until we get Sophie‘s results back. But I‘ll be busy working from home. Today, I‘ll be speaking with some world leaders and joining ministers for a Cabinet committee discussion on COVID-19.”
PM Justin Trudeau also said in his tweet, “I was looking forward to sitting down with premiers and Indigenous leaders later today, but given the circumstances we‘ll be postponing our meeting. In the meantime, we‘ll speak on the phone about how we can mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 and keep Canadians safe.”
It is to be noted that an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, started in December 2019.
It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China. As of 26 February 2020, 81,278 cases have been confirmed, including in all provinces of China and more than forty other countries.
There have been 2,770 deaths attributable to the disease, including 55 outside mainland China, surpassing that of the 2003 SARS outbreak.
However, more than 30,000 people have since recovered.