OTTAWA — The prime minister revealed Monday he had to be tested for COVID-19 last month.
During the regular COVID-19 briefing, Justin Trudeau was asked when was the last time he was tested, if at all.
NEW: Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau reveals he was tested for #COVID19 in early September after a tickle in his throat. It came back negative and he returned to work a few days later on the advice of his doctor #cdnpoli
— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) October 5, 2020
“Earlier in September, I had a bit of a throat tickle,” he said, adding he was tested for the virus at the advice of his doctor.
Trudeau didn’t provide a specific date, but he said he was able to return to work a few days after the negative test result and with permission from his doctor.
Parliament was prorogued for most of September, so Trudeau wasn’t in the House of Commons.
In March, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19. She and the prime minister went into self-isolation for 14 days.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump is in a military hospital with the virus, awaiting word Monday on when he can be discharged.