Trudeau self-isolates at home as wife awaits coronavirus test results

Canadian prime minister will ‘continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given he is exhibiting no symptoms himself,’ according to office.

By Andy Blatchford |

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie | Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

OTTAWA — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in self-isolation after his wife, Sophie, showed flu-like symptoms and is awaiting test results on whether she contracted the coronavirus.

A statement from his office Thursday said Trudeau is showing no symptoms and will continue working from home, but his absence has forced the postponement of a major meeting with the federation’s premiers.

“The doctor’s advice to the prime minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given he is exhibiting no symptoms himself,” the statement read. “However, out of an abundance of caution, the prime minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie’s results.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.