‘I am feeling so much better’: Canadian PM’s wife recovers from coronavirus

‘I am feeling so much better’: Canadian PM’s wife recovers from coronavirus

‘I am feeling so much better’: Canadian PM’s wife recovers from coronavirus

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in a statement on social media said: "I am feeling so much better".

Her doctor and the Ottawa Public Health Authority also confirmed that she beat the virus.

She was tested for the new coronavirus after she experienced symptoms upon her return from a trip to the United Kingdom, where she had been carrying out speaking engagements.

The Prime Minister announced on March 28 that people wanting to travel domestically within Canada will be denied boarding onto planes or trains if they're showing COVID-19 symptoms. However, he and their three children didn't show symptoms.

"I have to continue in isolation in order to be sure that we're following all the protocols and the recommendations by Health Canada", he said at his daily briefing to the nation in front of Rideau Cottage.

These are challenging times. Trudeau says people have to stay home calling it our responsibility to protect our frontline workers, our elderly and vulnerable.

"I know when we go through this we will be stronger because we had each other's backs", she said.

While case numbers are climbing, the rate of growth in British Columbia, the Pacific Coast province where community transmission was first reported, seems to be slowing, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said.

Canada has found 5,655 coronavirus infection cases so far. "We're going to get through this, my courageous friends and fellow Canadians, and we're going to get through it together", she concluded at the end of her post.

Meanwhile Quebec announced police checkpoints in eight regions outside the province's major cities where the population is deemed more at risk.

Ontario banned public events and gatherings of more than five people on Saturday.

But U.S. President Donald Trump added to the confusion in remarks at the White House late Thursday afternoon, when he said - without any explanation - that the U.S. already has troops "along the border" with Canada.

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