Canada Prime Minister, Trudeau isolated as wife tests positive for Coronavirus

The spouse of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire, has tested positive for coronavirus.

This was contained in an announcement Thursday night from the Prime Minister’s Office.

It, however, explained that the PM was “healthy without any symptoms.”

Trudeau has been placed in 14 days isolation as a precautionary measure.

The wife was said to be “feeling well, taking the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild”.

The office had earlier Thursday declared that Grégoire was tested for the coronavirus after flu-like symptoms.

“Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tried for Covid-19 today. The test returned positive. Likewise following medical advice, she will stay in disengagement until further notice,” it read.

The deadly disease has killed 5,000 people out of 135,000. About 100 countries have been affected.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic.