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Canada PM quarantines himself

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is quarantining himself at home after his wife exhibited flu-like symptoms.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau returned from a speaking engagement in Britain and had mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever, late on Wednesday night, Mr Trudeau's office said.

She is being tested for the Covid-19 disease and is awaiting results. Her symptoms have since subsided.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the Prime Minister is opting to self-isolate and work from home until receiving Sophie's results," a statement said.

Mr Trudeau's office said the doctor's advice to the prime minister was to continue daily activities while self-monitoring, given that he is exhibiting no symptoms himself. He spent the day in briefings and virtual meetings from home.

Belfast Telegraph