New Delhi: His wife may have defeated coronavirus, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he would continue to stay in self-imposed isolation as he had been ‘sharing a roof with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.’ Also Read - Coronavirus: Sophie Trudeau Recovers From Infection, Says ‘We’re All in This Together’
The Trudeau family went into self-isolation after Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was confirmed COVID-19 positive on March 12, with the Canadian Prime Minister, since then, working from home. On Sunday, however, she announced that she had been given an ‘all-clear.‘ Also Read - Working From Home Inconvenient, Frustrating: Justin Trudeau Describes Life in Isolation
Later, speaking to reporters from his residence in the capital Ottawa, Trudeau said, “I have to continue my isolation to make sure that we’re following all the protocols and recommendations made by Health Canada.” Also Read - Hugs From Afar, Writes Sophie Trudeau in Heartfelt Note After Getting Coronavirus Possibly From London Trip
“Since doctors don’t know exactly when she became virus-free, I will have to observe 14 more days in isolation,” he added. Joking, he also noted that workers across Canada had come to know only now that they can do an ‘awful lot of work’ through phone and video-conference, further saying that that’s exactly what he too had been doing.
He also announced new financial measures to help the needy, particularly senior citizens and children, and stressed that as of now, he had no plans to call on the Canadian armed forces to help officially impose travel curbs.
As on Sunday, Canada had recorded 6,320 COVID-19 positive cases, including 65 casualties.