Justin Trudeau Said He Was Feeling Good & Had No Symptoms after Wife Sophie's Coronavirus Diagnosis
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintained that he was fine following the announcement that his wife, Sophie, tested positive to the novel coronavirus, which continues to spread all over the world.
Justin Trudeau was speaking at a press conference held outside of his residence on Friday and said that he and his family would be self-isolating for 14 days, adding that he had no symptoms of the virus and was feeling good.
Trudeau also said that his wife's symptoms were mild and that they were following medical advice, and taking every precaution. He further expressed confidence in Canadian health officials to deal with the spread of the virus in the country.
The Prime Minister further revealed that he hadn't been tested for the virus because, according to him, there wasn't any reason to be tested until one began to show symptoms of the sickness.
Trudeau's stance is much similar to that of U.S President, Donald Trump, who initially didn't see the need to be tested after coming in contact with a Brazilian official that later tested positive to the virus.
Donald Trump was later tested for the virus, with the tests coming out negative. Leading White House medical official, Dr. Anthony Fauci, also believes that Americans shouldn't test for coronavirus unless they had symptoms related to the disease.
That stance is, however, countered by medical professionals who say that victims of coronavirus can still spread the disease to others irrespective of if they were showing symptoms or not.
It is unsure if Elba was referring to Sophie Trudeau, who he was with days before she tested positive...
"I have no symptoms and I'm feeling good"— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 13, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is self-isolating for 14 days after his wife tested positive for #coronavirus.
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With the announcement of Sophie's positive test for coronavirus, her husband has become the latest in the list of top government officials in the world that have have been exposed to those with the illness.
That list has in it government officials from countries such as France, Iran, Brazil, Australia, and Italy. The virus has led to a global lockdown, with bans on flights, public gatherings, and suspension of sporting events.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Meanwhile, another celebrity, Idris Elba recently announced that he was tested positive for the virus. The 57-year-old actor said that he got tested after realizing that he was in contact with another person who also tested positive.
It is unsure if Elba was referring to Sophie Trudeau, who he was with days before she tested positive to coronavirus. The actor and Sophie met at a charity event in London where they posed for a photograph.
The photo showed Elba and Sophie all smiles, along with a group of people. The event tagged "WE Day Charity" held on March 4, at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London.
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