Trudeau Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Omid Ghoreishi
Omid Ghoreishi
Omid Ghoreishi
Senior Reporter
Omid Ghoreishi is an Epoch Times reporter based in Toronto.
January 31, 2022Updated: January 31, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Two of my own children have now contracted [COVID-19], and this morning, I learned I tested positive for COVID 19 as well,” Trudeau said at a press conference on Jan. 31.

“I feel well and have no symptoms.”

Trudeau said he will be working remotely and “will keep following public health guidelines.”

“It’s frustrating that after two years, the battle against COVID-19 is still dominating so many parts of our lives. This virus affects us all,” Trudeau said.

“It’s a challenge that my family and I are facing, but there’s nothing unusual or special about it. It’s a challenge to many Canadians and people around the world know all too well.”

Trudeau first announced he has contracted COVID-19 in a tweet in the morning of Jan. 31, adding that, “Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted.”

Trudeau had said on Jan. 27 that he was going into isolation for five days after finding out that he had been in contact with someone who had tested positive.  He later said it was one of his children who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Trudeau is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and received his booster shot on Jan. 4.

The prime minister’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, had previously contracted COVID-19 in 2020.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said in a tweet that he and his wife wish Trudeau and his child “a safe and speedy recovery.”

Trudeau’s office said last week that no staffer or minister in range of the prime minister was isolating.

The Canadian Parliament is resuming today after being in recess since Dec. 16.

The opening comes as convoys of truckers have camped in Ottawa to protest COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.

The Canadian Press contributed to this report

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