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