Canada’s Trudeau remains in isolation after wife recovers from virus
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that he'd remain in self-imposed isolation despite the fact that his wife, who had contracted the coronavirus, has recovered.
Although Sophie Gregoire Trudeau received the all-very clear from her physicians on Saturday, the prime minister said, and he himself has no symptoms, he had been “sharing a roof with somebody who tested positive for COVID-19.”
“I have to continue in isolation in order to make certain that we’re following all of the protocols and the tips by Well being Canada,” Trudeau said.
Since doctors didn't know specifically when Sophie Trudeau became virus-free, the primary minister said he'd observe another 14 full days of confinement.
Addressing reporters coming from the porch of his Rideau Cottage home in Ottawa, Trudeau noted that personnel across Canada had learned they can do an “awful large amount of work via phone, via video tutorial conferences - and that’s accurately what I am doing.”
The prime minister has been in self-isolation since his wife tested positive for the coronavirus on March 12 following a trip to London.
She announced Saturday that her doctors had pronounced her cured, giving her a green light to return to normal life.
Justin Trudeau said his wife had taken their kids to Harrington Lake, just northwest of Ottawa, the website of a summer residence and official retreat for Canadian primary ministers.
Trudeau as well announced new financial measures to greatly help vulnerable Canadians - particularly kids and the aged - hard strike by the side-effects of the coronavirus.
Asked for the news headlines conference whether he could call on Canada’s armed forces to greatly help enforce officially imposed travelling curbs, Trudeau explained he previously no plans to take action for now.
Individually, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public wellbeing officer, called on Canadians returning to their nation to strictly respect the 2 weeks of confinement imposed by the federal government.
She referred specifically to “snowbirds” - the Canadians who pass much of the wintertime in Florida and different warmer locales, many of whom have been recently returning home.
As of Sunday, 6,243 Canadians had tested great for the coronavirus, and 64 have died, according to a good tally from Johns Hopkins University.