Canadian PM Justin Trudeau self-isolates after wife tested positive for coronavirus

The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife returned from London and started to show “mild flu-like symptoms”.

According to local media, Prime Minister’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, has confirmed positive for COVID-19. She started showing flu-like symptoms upon return from the UK.

The first lady of Canada had returned from a speaking engagement in Britain and had mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever, late on Wednesday night.

Trudeau who himself has been in voluntary self-quarantine, is in good health, as per reports.

“The Prime Minister 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 statement added.

A statement from the Trudeau’s office said that Sophie will “remain in isolation for the time being.”

The health care professionals will “reach out to those who have been in contact with Mrs. Gregoire Trudeau as they deem necessary.”

Sophie Trudeau also issued a statement thanking those who have reached out.

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