Approval federal government Canada Justin Trudeau COVID-19 positive

Justin Trudeau isolating after possible exposure to COVID-19

The Prime Minister feels fine and is following public health rules.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared news this morning that he’s isolating after possible exposure to COVID-19. Trudeau didn’t report any symptoms and tested negative via a rapid test.

“Last night, I learned that I have been exposed to COVID-19. My rapid test result was negative. I am following Ottawa Health rules and isolating for five days. I feel fine and will be working from home. Stay safe, everyone — and please get vaccinated.”

—Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau isolating after possible exposure to COVID-19

Trudeau was exposed to COVID-19 in the earliest days of the pandemic when his wife Sophie Grégoire contracted the virus in England. Trudeau went into isolation at that time as well, coinciding with the beginning of daily briefings at Rideau Cottage in March of 2020.

In Dec. 2021, three members of Trudeau’s staff and three members of his security team tested positive for the virus, but Trudeau didn’t get infected then either.

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