Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in self-isolation, wife being tested for coronavirus infection

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. (Photo: Canadian Broadcasting Commission [CBC])

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau is self-isolating at home after his wife exhibited flu-like symptoms Wednesday night (March 11).

According to the Office of the Prime Minister, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau returned from a speaking engagement in the United Kingdom and began exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms including a low feve.

The Prime Minister is reportedly working from home while his wife is being tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is awaiting the results.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the prime minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie’s results,” the Office of the Prime Minister’s statement read.

As at Thursday, March 12, Canada recorded 139 cases of COVID-19, which includes one death. The country’s first case was recorded on January 25.