“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. Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted,” Trudeau said.
Following a COVID-19 exposure, the prime minister and his family have been isolated since last week. According to his office, at least one of his children has tested positive for the virus.
The announcement comes in the midst of a week of anti-vaccine protests across the country. Truckers staged a “freedom convoy” across the country, from Vancouver to Ottawa, to protest government vaccine mandates. According to multiple reports, Trudeau and his family were moved out of the government residence to an undisclosed location as a precaution.
On January 22, the United States made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for truckers crossing the border with Canada.