The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has contracted a coronavirus. This was stated on Thursday in a statement by the press Secretary of the head of the Canadian government, Cameron Ahmad.
“After medical recommendations, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau passed the COVID-19 test. The results were positive,” he said. According to Ahmad, the Prime Minister’s wife will be kept in isolation. “She is doing well, taking all precautions, and has minor symptoms,” the spokesperson said.
Ahmad also said that Prime Minister Trudeau is doing well and has no symptoms of the coronavirus, but just like his wife, the head of government will be under home quarantine for 14 days. “On the advice of doctors, he will not be tested [for coronavirus] at this stage, as he has no symptoms [of the disease]. For the same reasons, doctors say that there is no threat to those people with whom he has been in contact recently,” the spokesman said.
The report notes that Trudeau will continue to perform fully his duties and will address the nation on Friday with a statement. On March 12, Trudeau held all personal meetings over the phone.
In Canada, the first case of coronavirus infection was recorded on January 25. Now, the virus has been detected in 138 people, and one infected person has died. Most of the infected people came to the country from China, Iran, and Egypt, in some cases, relatives of those who returned were infected, and nine patients have already been completely cured. According to the Ministry of health of Canada, 79% of cases are people over 40 years old.