Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for coronavirus

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : March 12, 2020 10:57




Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for coronavirus
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for coronavirus

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In a statement Thursday night, Trudeau’s office said: “Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive.”

She will remain in isolation, the statement says.

“She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” it said, adding that health care workers will “reach out to those who have been in contact with Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau as they deem necessary.”

The prime minister’s office statement also included a message from Sophie herself.

“Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon,” she says in the message.

“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.”

“We will get through this situation together. Please share the facts and take your health seriously. I send you all my courage and warm thoughts (but only ‘get better’ hugs from afar!).”

She was tested for the new coronavirus after she experienced symptoms upon her return from a trip to the U.K.

The statement said PM 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,” the PMO said.

“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.”

Trudeau is expected to address the country on Friday: “The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”