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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, tests positive for COVID-19

The couple will remain in isolation for the time being

Sophie and Justin Trudeau (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

What are the details?

Midday on Thursday, the prime minister tweeted, "I have some personal news to share today. Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night she was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. She's feeling better, but following the advice of our doctor she is self-isolating as we wait on COVID-19 test results."

Trudeau went on to say that he would "be self-isolating and self-monitoring" and work from home until his wife's test results came back.

On Thursday evening, the prime minister's office announced that Gregoire Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19 and said in a statement:

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. Also on the advice of doctors, he will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms. For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently.

Mrs. Gregoire Trudeau issued a statement following her diagnosis, saying in part, "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."

She added, "I send you all my courage and warm thoughts (but only 'get better' hugs from afar!)"

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