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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19

Last Updated Mar 13, 2020 at 5:26 am PDT

FILE - Sophie Gregoire Trudeau on Saturday, April 22, 2017Lethbridge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Summary

A statement issued Thursday evening says the prime minister's wife is feeling well and remains in isolation

Justin Trudeau is set to address the nation Friday

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — Sophie GrĂ©goire Trudeau has been diagnosed with a case of the novel coronavirus, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Earlier Thursday, Justin Trudeau announced that he and his wife were self-isolating because she showed flu-like symptoms after returning from London.

The statement issued Thursday evening says the prime minister’s wife is feeling well.

“[She] is taking all recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” it continues.

Trudeau will remain in isolation for 14 days.

“The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms,” the statement says.”The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”