Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Couple Goes Into Self-Quarantine
The couple began self-isolating Thursday morning after Grégoire Trudeau came down with flu-like symptoms. On Thursday evening, Sophie was confirmed to have the disease.
“Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon. 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,” said Grégoire Trudeau in a press release.
Last week, she attended a charity event in London, where she did a panel with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, and took photos with F1 driver Lewis Hamilton and actor Idris Elba.
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My heart is full after spending time working with my own family and the WE family. Our message in London: Show yourself love and offer that same love to the world. 💖 Mon cœur se remplit d’amour entourée par ma fée Ella, ma belle-mère Margaret, ma belle-sœur Alicia et la famille agrandie de WE. On en fait tous partie! L’amour propre nous mène vers l’amour du monde.
The Trudeaus have been advised to self-isolate for two weeks. The prime minister has not showed any signs of the illness, and so he has not been tested. Health officials say that anyone who has been in contact with him should be fine. Friday’s government meetings were held by conference call and video.
Tomorrow, I will be speaking with Indigenous leaders and premiers from across the country to coordinate our response to the outbreak and to talk about next steps to keep Canadians safe and limit the impact of COVID-19 on our economy.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 13, 2020
Government officials in other countries have also been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Britain’s health minister Nadine Dorries came down with the disease, as well as Australia’s home affairs minister Peter Dutton. Iran has reported that several members of their leadership were infected, including their deputy health minister. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsanaro and his top communications aid, Fabio Wajngarten, who both recently visited with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at Mar-a-Lago, also tested positive. Trump and Pence have not been tested, nor will they self-isolate, according to White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.