Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, the government confirmed, specifying that she presented symptoms of COVID-19 after returning from a trip to London.
For his part, Trudeau "is in good health without symptoms" so he will not be tested to determine if he is infected with COVID-19.
Trudeau's wife's test "tested positive. Also on medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She feels fine, is taking all recommended precautions, and her symptoms remain moderate," the Prime Minister's Office explained.
According to the source, after returning from London and developing symptoms of "moderate flu," Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and her husband reported that they had decided to isolate themselves at home while testing to determine if she was infected with the new coronavirus.
"As a precautionary measure and following medical advice, he will remain in isolation for the planned 14-day period," the statement added.
Trudeau canceled face-to-face meetings, although he has continued to work throughout the day and held telephone conversations with United States President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Canadian authorities predict that between 30 and 70% of the population will contract the new coronavirus and their main effort is to prevent the health system from collapsing due to a flood of people with symptoms of the disease.
On Thursday, authorities in the province of Ontario, the country's most populous, announced that starting Monday, public schools will be closed for three weeks.
This weekend the traditional "March break" vacation begins, in which tens of thousands of people are expected to travel outside the country.
The closure of the schools will mean the cancellation of school activities for two weeks after the end of the "March break" vacation.
So far, one person has died in Canada from the new coronavirus infection, and around 120 have contracted the disease, including two children.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that 125,048 cases of coronaviruses have been registered in the world, while the fatalities totaled 4,613.