COVID-19 has added more to its list of infecting important figures in two different parts of the world.
Yesterday, many were distraught when news broke that both Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson were tested positive for COVID-19.
Now, UK Health Minister, Nadine Dorries, has tested positive for the coronavirus. In Canada, prime minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, recently underwent tests and was also tested positive.
Dorries first showed symptoms on Thursday, which coincidentally was the same day she attended an event hosted by the prime minister. She immediately began self-isolation when she was confirmed to have COVID-19, and strictly followed all necessary precautions.
In the UK, there are currently a total of 382 cases who have been tested positive for the coronavirus, six of which have unfortunately died within the country.
Another 53-year old British woman who had COVID-19 reportedly died in Indonesia. It’s not clear whether the woman – who was apparently ill due to multiple health conditions – died because of COVID-19.
As for the Canadian prime minister, he had placed himself in self-isolation when his wife underwent testing for the coronavirus.
Both of them had just returned from their trip to London when she displayed symptoms of mild-flu and a minor fever.
After being tested positive, Grégoire stated she will begin self-isolation for the next two weeks. Her symptoms have been described as mild.
Statement from the Prime Minister's Office: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for Covid-19. Prime Minister Trudeau to be in isolation for 14 days. pic.twitter.com/0NzAAGD3Xa
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Canada currently has 140 cases relating to the coronavirus, with one death reported among them. 17 of those cases were reported recently on Thursday in Ontario, the most populous province in Canada.