Trudeau's wife tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauTrump says inviting Russia to G7 'a question of common sense' EU foreign policy chief says US can invite Russia as 'guest' to G-7 Canada's Trudeau responds to Trump: Russia not welcome in G-7 MORE’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

According to a statement obtained by CBC News on Thursday, she and the prime minister will be in a 14-day quarantine. Trudeau is being tested for the virus, though he has reportedly not shown any symptoms.

“For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently,” the statement read. 


There are 117 confirmed cases of the virus in Canada and one death, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

The prime minister's wife is the latest high-profile case to be confirmed, with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's press secretary testing positive earlier Thursday and actor Tom Hanks and his wife Wednesday.

Several U.S. lawmakers have put themselves in quarantine after interacting with people who have been confirmed as having the virus, including Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzRosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Clyburn: Cowed GOP ascribes 'mystical powers' to Trump GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHouse Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on police brutality next week McCabe, Rosenstein spar over Russia probe Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg on the defensive over Trump posts | Twitter labels another lawmaker's tweet | USTR opens probe into digital taxes GOP lawmaker wants probe of UPenn's Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement Twitter restricts tweet from Gaetz for glorifying violence MORE (R-Fla.).