Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife has corona virus!

Saturday, 14 Mar, 2020

Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) is in insolation after displaying symptoms of the novel coronavirus for which they subsequently tested positive, a statement released Wednesday night confirms. The test came back positive, it said in the evening.

However, those who have been in contact with the prime minister are deemed not to be at risk, as Trudeau has shown no symptoms.

Trudeau announced a $1 billion support package in order to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

The statement from the PMO says Trudeau would speak to the provincial and territorial leaders by phone to discuss "collective action" to limit the spread of COVID-19. "They agreed on the importance of worldwide coordination in response to the virus", the call summary reads.

Judd Deere, White House deputy press secretary, said earlier Thursday that President Donald Trump "spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada".

"As Canadians, we are fortunate to count on their sound guidance, and we thank them for their tremendous work".

Freeland was asked repeatedly whether the two governments had agreed to keep the border open.

What is the situation in Canada?

From Tom Hanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, the coronavirus seems to be sparing no one.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television cancelled this year's Canadian Screen Awards - scheduled to air on March 29 - and the country's Juno music awards, planned for Sunday, were also scrapped.

Twenty-four hours after it was announced that Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson, and National Basketball Association star Rudy Gobert were all diagnosed with coronavirus, another famous figure has stepped forward with COVID-19 news. Hinshaw also discouraged foreign travel. The City of Montreal was also closing libraries, recreation centres and pools. The virus has also killed Iran's former ambassador to the Vatican, as well as a recently elected member of Parliament. Canada's response so far has been far more moderate, but that has begun to change dramatically.

"We do have the economic firepower to do so".

Finance Minister Bill Morneau offered reassurance to Canadians at the end of a day that saw record declines in the stock market.

Amid fears that his wife could have coronavirus, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau are quarantining at home until she gets the all-clear from doctors. But then he transitioned into asking why there wasn't heavier screening at airports.