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Canadian premier Justin Trudeau's wife recovers from coronavirus

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has recovered from the novel coronavirus, she said Saturday.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2019 Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, attends a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife said March 28, 2020 that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. "I am feeling so much better," Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said in a statement on social media. She said she received the clearance from her doctor and Ottawa Public Health. Chris Wattie / AFP
"I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public Health," she wrote on her Facebook page.

"From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me with their well wishes."

She had tested positive for the virus on March 12 after returning from Britain, with her husband subsequently going into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.

He has since been giving daily press briefings from the porch of his residence. 

"I strongly believe that science AND compassion will get us through this crisis," Gregoire-Trudeau said.

"That means listening and following the health protocols and staying at home for the time being."

Earlier Saturday Trudeau told reporters he intended to remain with his family at his residence even though his 14-day isolation period had ended.

"We are continuing to follow the advice of health experts. And as everyone should do, we must try to stay at home, to isolate ourselves as much as possible, not to go out if not absolutely necessary," he said.

© Agence France-Presse

Topics: COVID-19 , Coronavirus , World , Canada
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