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Coronavirus pandemic: Canada PM Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive for COVID-19

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau's symptoms have subsided since she got back from Britain on March 11, but as a precaution the prime minister "will spend the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home," according to a statement.

March 13, 2020 / 09:03 AM IST

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said late Thursday.

"Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive," the Prime Minister's office said in a statement.

"Following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild," it said.

"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," but will not be tested.