Trudeau went into isolation last week after
one of his children tested positive but at the time a rapid test for him came
back negative, he told the Canadian Press.
“This morning, I tested positive for
COVID-19. I’m feeling fine – and I’ll continue to work remotely this week while
following public health guidelines,” tweeted Trudeau, who will not be able
to be in Parliament later on Monday when it reopens after a winter break. He
intends to attend remotely.
Trudeau, 50, went into isolation for two weeks
in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic after his wife, Sophie, tested
positive for COVID-19.
Several Canadian cabinet ministers, including
Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, have also come down with COVID-19 in the last
Other Western world leaders who have
contracted the coronavirus in the past include former U.S. President Donald
Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who both fell sick in 2020.