Justin Trudeau in self isolation as wife Sophie tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is in self isolation after his wife tested positive for coronavirus.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tested positive for the potentially deadly bug today but is said to be felling well.

Her husband will be in self isolation for 14 days following the advice of doctors but is not due to be tested as he has no symptoms.

A spokesman stressed the Prime Minister was in good health and is due to address his fellow Canadians tomorrow.

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A spokesman said: "Following medical recommendations, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today.

"The test came back positive.

"Also following medical advice she will remain in isolation for the time being.

"She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild."

The couple first met as children in Montreal,  married in 2005 and have three children.

Mrs Trudeau has issued a statement on Twitter thanking people for their support.

She wrote: "First I'd like to say a big thank you to all of you who have reached out to me asking how I'm doing.

"Although I'm experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus I will be back on my 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.

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

"I send you all my courage and warm thoughts (but only 'get better' hugs from afar!)."

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