Trudeau's wife tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauBiden to record video message for 'Vax Live' concert Pranksters trick Canadian lawmakers with fake Navalny aide: report Trudeau voices 'tremendous confidence' in AstraZeneca vaccine after first Canadian death linked to shot 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 CruzYang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was 'overly simplistic' are correct CNN asks Carol Baskin to comment on loose Texas tiger Republicans have dumped Reagan for Trump MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump critics push new direction for GOP Graham warns about trying to 'drive' Trump from GOP: 'Half the people will leave' Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzBuckingham Palace requests 'Trump Train' remove image of queen from bus Kinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Federal investigators seeking cooperation from former Gaetz girlfriend, second key witness: CNN MORE (R-Fla.).