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Trudeau goes into self-isolation over COVID-19

Trudeau himself is not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, but has decided to work from home


March 12, 2020
By The Canadian Press
Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. PHOTO: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife are in self-isolation over COVID-19 concerns, which has forced the cancellation of an in-person meeting of Canada’s first ministers.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau returned from a speaking engagement in the U.K. and began exhibiting flu-like symptoms, including a low fever in the late evening of March 11.

She is awaiting test results for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus while in self-isolation at home.

Trudeau himself is not exhibiting symptoms, but  has decided to work from home until the results come in to exercise caution.

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Trudeau was scheduled to meet with Canada’s premiers in Ottawa, but his office said they will talk to each over the phone and postpone the in-person meeting.

In a statement, the PMO said the government continues to urge Canadians to take all necessary precautions and follow medical advice in order to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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