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No phrase on check: Trudeau tells Canadians he has ‘no signs & feeling good’ after spouse checks constructive for Covid-19

No word on test: Trudeau tells Canadians he has ‘no symptoms & feeling good’ after wife tests positive for Covid-19


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has not confirmed whether or not he had been examined for Covid-19, however stated he has no signs of the virus and is “feeling good” as he spoke from self-quarantine after his spouse examined constructive for the virus.

Trudeau addressed the nation from self-isolation at Rideau Cottage on Friday, the place he had quarantined himself along with his sick spouse. Sophia Gregoire Trudeau reportedly started displaying signs on Wednesday night time after getting back from a visit to the UK and promptly sought testing.

Pressed by a reporter as to why he had not been examined for coronavirus, Trudeau stated he was advised that so long as he didn’t present signs, there was “no worth” in having him examined.

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The PM stated he would coordinate the distribution of $1 billion in coronavirus-related assist with native leaders in a convention name later within the day.

Whereas Trudeau acknowledged that “the steps being taken to maintain you secure have an financial impression,” he tried to place a constructive spin on the state of affairs: “we’re within the enviable place of getting important fiscal firepower out there to assist you…we are going to assist Canadians financially.” He promised “a major fiscal stimulus bundle within the days forward.”

Trudeau defended not closing Canada’s borders to China and different high-risk nations, praising his public well being officers for “giving us the suitable suggestions for Canada.”

Canadian public well being officers suggested residents to keep away from all non-essential journey and to self-isolate if getting back from Covid-19 hotspots in a press convention previous the PM’s look. Well being Minister Patty Hadju underlined the significance of following their well being tips, explaining the nation had a “important window of alternative” to restrict the virus’ unfold. Canada has reported over 139 circumstances of coronavirus as of Thursday and noticed its first demise from the illness on Monday.

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