After Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive. As per official statement which came on Thursday night, it said Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was feeling well and would remain in isolation.
The statement 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."
His office said the doctor's advice to the prime minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given that he is exhibiting no symptoms himself.
"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," the statement said.
The office said he would resume his duties from Friday.
Trudeau's wife issued a statement thanking those who have reached out. She said, "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."
Trudeau Working From Home
In spite of self-quarantining himself, Justin is spending the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home, including speaking with other world leaders and joining a special Cabinet committee discussion on the coronavirus. Trudeau spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Opposition NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was also working from home after feeling unwell. Singh said he had been in contact with a doctor and they do not believe he has the virus but was advised to limit contact with the public until he feels better.
Ontario, Canada's most populous province, is closing schools until April 5.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault is asking all people returning from travel abroad to self-isolate for 14 days. The measure will be mandatory for all government employees.
Twitter and Google Makes Work From Home Mandatory
Twitter and Google announced the decision on Wednesday after "strongly encouraging" its employees to work from home earlier this month. The World Health Orgaziation (WHO) on Wednesday declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic. The virus has spread globally, infecting over 118,000 people and killing more than 4,000.