HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-CANADA-TRUDEAU: Canada: Justin Trudeau placed in solitary confinement, his wife tested positive for coronavirus
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be placed in solitary confinement for 14 days after his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau recently traveled to London and experienced flu-like symptoms, which is why she was tested for the new coronavirus, the Prime Minister’s Office said earlier. The test was positive, he said later.
“Justin Trudeau is in good health and has no symptoms. As a precaution and according to doctors’ advice, the Prime Minister will be placed in solitary confinement for an expected period of 14 days,” said an official statement. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau will also be placed in solitary confinement for 14 days.
“The Prime Minister will continue to assume his full office and will speak to Canadians tomorrow.”
Canada has registered 145 new cases of coronavirus infection, three times more than last week. One death has been reported. Seven of the ten Canadian provinces have cases of infection.
(Steve Scherer, French version Arthur Connan)