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Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by etrange: 3:12am On Mar 13, 2020
TORONTO -- Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who had been self-isolating at home with his wife, will not be tested “at this stage” because he currently has no symptoms, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed.

The prime minister and his wife will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days.

Gregoire Trudeau said in a statement that she is experiencing “uncomfortable symptoms of the virus” but plans to be back on her feet soon.

“Being in quarantine at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through this and for those facing more serious health concerns,” Gregoire Trudeau said.

“We will get through this situation together. Please share the facts and take your health seriously.”

This is a breaking news alert. More to come.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, began exhibiting flu-like symptoms after returning from a speaking engagement in the U.K.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, she immediately sought medical advice after developing the symptoms and a low fever late Wednesday.

She is being tested for the COVID-19 virus. Both she and the prime minister are self-isolating at home while awaiting her test results.

“The doctor’s advice to the Prime Minister is to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given he is exhibiting no symptoms himself. However, out of an abundance of caution, the Prime Minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie’s results,” read the statement.

“The Prime Minister will spend the day in briefings, phone calls, and virtual meetings from home, including speaking with other world leaders and joining the special COVID-19 cabinet committee discussion.”

In a tweet sent Thursday afternoon, Trudeau said his wife was feeling better, but echoed the message of caution.

“Out of an abundance of caution, I too will be self-isolating & self-monitoring until we get Sophie‘s results back. But I‘ll be busy working from home. Today, I‘ll be speaking with some world leaders and joining ministers for a Cabinet committee discussion on COVID-19,” read the tweet.

Sources tell CTV News that the couple’s children are not showing symptoms and are not being quarantined.

The incident has forced the cancellation of an in-person meeting of Canada’s first ministers.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said she spoke with Trudeau several times on Thursday and that he sounded “energetic as usual.”

“He sounded fantastic. He is very much in charge,” Freeland told CTV’s Power Play, adding that Trudeau spoke with at least three G7 leaders on the phone and participated in an ad hoc meeting on the coronavirus.

“How I would describe it is the prime minister is working from home, and he has been working really hard.”

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also revealed Thursday that he is self-isolating after falling ill.

“I have been in contact with a doctor and they do not believe I have symptoms consistent with COVID19. But their advice is for me to limit contact with the public until I am feeling better,” he tweeted.

“All of us come into contact with many people who may be vulnerable to illness - we have to make sure we are taking measures to limit the chance that we infect them.”

Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, Natural Resource Minister Seamus O’Regan, and International Trade Minister Mary Ng are also in self-isolation.

According to a statement from the Conservative Party, no Conservative MPs are currently in self-isolation and none have been tested for COVID-19.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is directing any Canadians with symptoms to isolate themselves at home and avoid contact with others.

Anyone who is not showing symptoms, but has had a high risk of exposure to the virus-- having been in close contact with someone who is ill, for example-- is being asked to enter into a “voluntary home quarantine,” also known as “self-isolation.”

To date, Canada has 140 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Seventeen new cases were announced in Ontario Thursday, along with four new cases in Quebec, and the first presumptive cases in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

On Wednesday, Trudeau announced that the government is putting more than $1 billion into its plan to combat and mitigate the impacts of the virus.

That includes more support for provinces to shore up their regional health authorities and stockpiles in anticipation of a worsened spread of the virus, and waiving the waiting period for employment insurance assistance for workers who are in quarantine.

Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair praised Trudeau’s response, noting that all parties need to band together to fight the spread of the virus domestically.

“This is a little bit akin to a time of war, where everyone, from all parties, has to work together” he told CTV News Channel Thursday. “This is an unprecedented situation – uncharted territory – and we’re going to have to try to get through all of this together.”
https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/health/coronavirus/sophie-gregoire-trudeau-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.4850159

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Nobody: 3:36am On Mar 13, 2020
The New world order(NWO) is their agenda, "order out of chaos". Time is grace to prepare for Eternity. The dead don't have time, You do. Your soul is priceless.

#Research The new world order
#Research Agenda 21

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by etrange: 4:15am On Mar 13, 2020
EliteBiz:
The New world order(NWO) is their agenda, order out of chaos. I beseech you, Follow the True Savior of Mankind, Time is grace to prepare for Eternity. The dead don't have time, You do. Your soul is priceless.

#Research The new world order
#Research Agenda 21

N.B - Don't use Google when researching. Use other search engine.

Seriously bro? Are we gonna try to score points with this? undecided

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Nobody: 4:26am On Mar 13, 2020
etrange:


Seriously bro? Are we gonna try to score points with this? undecided
points? No,
awareness ? Yes,
preparation? Yes.

Don't hesitate. Knowledge is power.
https://www.nairaland.com/5722598/truths-only-few-handle-warned

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by etrange: 4:28am On Mar 13, 2020
You guys noticed how they tried to be unclear regarding the PM's health? They didn't actually say he tested negative. They just said he doesn't have the symptoms and therefore will not be tested. Lol. We all know he must have been tested - that's the ideal thing- and if the result was negative, they would have made it public.

He doesn't have the virus and he is in "self isolation" in the same house with his wife who's got it?

He's working hard from home, really? Ok

*Modified*
I understand his status could be hidden to avoid panic. It could also be the standard medical procedure not to test him at this time. It's just an observation.

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by sholay2011(m): 4:44am On Mar 13, 2020
It is well.
Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Nobody: 5:04am On Mar 13, 2020
Someone better send all this people bitter leaf and ugwu leaf at least it would boost their immunity

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by majamajic(m): 6:01am On Mar 13, 2020
China , una try

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by tetula123(m): 6:25am On Mar 13, 2020
This virus ain’t out to joke. Respecter of nobody

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Pierce008: 6:42am On Mar 13, 2020
Things are getting out of hand.
Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by newguy1(m): 6:44am On Mar 13, 2020
Are they still waiting. I will say they r culling n expanding the market

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by collins88(m): 6:59am On Mar 13, 2020
To God Almighty... Please help us and forgive us of our wrong doings,for we don't knows what we are doing, please grant us your Children peace in our heart, joy in our soul and a change spirit, so things don't fall apart. Please grant to us your Children the wisdom and understanding to discover a cure for this unseen illness knows as Covid-19, because is a treat to mankind and everything we stand for. As we speak some are dying of it and other of various diseases which we are yet to discover a cure for. Please don't turn your face against us. We need you now more than ever... Thank you God Almighty for you'll do it again... Amen...

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by benuejosh(m): 7:03am On Mar 13, 2020
The Mercy of God on Africa is soul touching. With all the problems we are facing, if the virus gets hold of us the story will be touching. But God is keeping us from trouble by averting the virus spread to us, thus, less cases.

Also, the outbreak of this virus is something that will cause rapid development and growth of science. A lot of discoveries will be made. Some discoveries will be helpful while others will add more troubles but won't last. The helpful discoveries will help mankind for a lifetime.

It is time for Nigeria to be great! It is time for us to actually look within us and help ourselves. No 'white' guy to come to our rescue, they are also battling with their problems at the moment. This is the moment for Nigeria. By the time the virus is caged, Nigeria will be ahead in a lot of things but only if we begin to look within us. No more travels to China for businesses, no more travels to USA for tourism, less travel to Europe. It is time we make Nigeria the country we dream of, it is time we make Nigeria the Europe we love. One thing I love about Nigeria is, they love their life and average Nigerian now, if you tell he or she to go to China on a free Visa, trust me they will turn it down. The rich are scared of traveling out too. While we remain home for fear of death, we can create what we are going to look for In Asia, America and Europe here. We can do it brothers and sisters. It is time we keep politics, region and religion aside and make this country a dream land for the white when they are done battling with the virus. While they battle with the virus we are rigorously developing because the virus won't take a hold of us. We could not go to them because we feared death and so we created what we wanted from them back here - the medicine, the technology, the economy and tourism. This will be our song.

Nigeria it is our turn to take advantage of the world pandemic and create something beautiful for ourselves. After the third World War, the less developed Countries [BRICS] took the lead. The coronavirus is like another war. The virus will have a less impact on us and lucky for us, we have all the resources we need in this country, we have all it takes to be great - manpower, natural resources and the best brains are found in Nigeria. NIGERIA it is our time to lead, AFRICA it is our time to Shine.

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Onlinealaba(m): 7:04am On Mar 13, 2020
It will come and go..a trying time for all countries, but one thing is definite it will pass, seems the many prayers of Nigerians and Africans is/was not in vain
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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Oblitz(m): 7:04am On Mar 13, 2020
E don happen
End of d world

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Pidginwhisper: 7:04am On Mar 13, 2020
Buhari When!!!

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Lovelies1: 7:04am On Mar 13, 2020
Ok
Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by philip0906(m): 7:04am On Mar 13, 2020
Oblitz:
E don happen
End of d world
Abeg slow down with the doomsday theory.

Atleast 97% of those who have the virus will weather it like they'll with any flu (no matter how severe).

The fatality rate globally is just about 3.5% while in Italy, it is higher at about 5% and majorly because of the high old population with the highest hit been those with already compromised immune systems and the vulnerable.

In Nigeria, we have a median age of about 21 years which means that yhe mortality rate won't be anything more than 1% if I compare with a South Korea. Even in China, outside Wuhan, mortality rate hovered around 1%.

We have had Lassa fever in this part of the world for a few years now and Lassa fever has a way higher double digit mortality rate of about 20%... Yet, we are want to loose sleep over Coronavirus?

What are the symptoms of Corona virus? There are absolutely no alien symptoms for corona virus...The same symptoms you have when you have flu + - malaria and with our propensity to these already and our very young population, we'll definitely ride through corona without any hassles and mortality rate won't be anything near the figures reeled out in Italy and co.

The virus is definitely in Nigeria and spreading too but ofcourse with our very inefficient healthcare plus people who already have mild symptoms will treat it just as they'll treat flu or malaria and will ride through the virus without any troubles.

While I understand that there's a lot of sensationalism about the virus, let's slow down on the panic button.

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Aturitoroman: 7:05am On Mar 13, 2020
E don red

China just carry wahala give person

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by IlovePMB: 7:05am On Mar 13, 2020
There would be a great Joy all over Nigerian if we hear that our darling daddy in Aso Rock has contracted coronavirus

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Riduane: 7:05am On Mar 13, 2020
Who else notice news of Davido, Wizkid, NairaMarley Tonto Dikeh etc don't make FP again?

Thank God nairaland is gaining it's sanity back.

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by ybalogs(m): 7:05am On Mar 13, 2020
This is very sad news indeed! We pray to the Almighty God to heal all those who are infected with the virus.

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by 21cents: 7:05am On Mar 13, 2020
now this is getting uglier
Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by Ijaycool(f): 7:06am On Mar 13, 2020
Omg lots of high profile personalities testing positive to Covid.

It's getting scarier



Meanwhile, not a single case in Russia...
Putin...
I sure say he had given instructions "once someone tests positive, inject sniper"

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by TheChameleon: 7:06am On Mar 13, 2020
Pidginwhisper:
Buhari When!!!

At Buhari's age with lowered immunity... IF he gets it, there's high probability he would die.


Yeah, the niggah is useless but i don't wish him death. You do, i think cheesy

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by BruncleZuma: 7:06am On Mar 13, 2020
Respecter of No One...
Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by ybalogs(m): 7:06am On Mar 13, 2020
Learnt Mikel Arteta of arsenal is also infected. Let's just keep thanking God for his grace over here while we keep praying for those affected. This COVID 19 isn't joking at all.

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Re: Coronavirus: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive by onlyonechid84(m): 7:07am On Mar 13, 2020
It's better we close all borders and cancel all flights.. No body outside Nigeria should be allowed into the country..They should remain where they are until the Virus is no more.

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