Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister has tested positive positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been reported.
The Office of the Prime Minister has confirmed that Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19, according to CTV News.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been self-isolated at his home, will not be tested at this stage, the Prime Minister’s office added.
Prime Minister Trudeau had earlier issued a statement confirming that he is self-isolating after his wife developed flu-like symptoms.
“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,” the statement said.
Gregoire Trudeau is the 158th Canadian to test positive for the virus.
Originated for the first time in China last year, the public health officials around the world have recorded more than 127,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The disease has reportedly killed around 4,700 people across the globe.