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Ottawa, Mar 12 (Canadian-Media): It was informed by the Prime Minister's
Office late Thursday that Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for the coronavirus and that she will remain in isolation, media reports said.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Image credit: Twitter handle
Trudeau will also stay in isolation for 14 days, but on the advice of his doctors, will not be tested because he has no symptoms.
He plans to address Canadians on Friday.
Sophie experienced mild flu-like symptoms including a low fever late last night after her recent return from a speaking engagement in London, U.K.
Meanwhile there was an indefinite postponement of a meeting between Trudeau, the premiers and Indigenous leaders that was scheduled to begin in Ottawa today, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The now-cancelled First Ministers Meeting's agenda was to focus on the impact of dropping oil prices on national economic issues, and the impact of COVID-19.
Trudeau, absent from the House of Commons due to self-isolation, spent the day in briefings, virtual meetings and phone calls and from home speak to the provincial and territorial leaders discuss collective actions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Trudeau also discussed by phone with other world leaders and joining the special COVID-19 cabinet committee discussion.
Trudeau spoke with Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and expressed solidarity with Conte and all Italians in their extraordinary measures to contain and respond to COVID-19.
He also spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.