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It continues, "She immediately sought medical advice, and is being tested for the COVID-19 virus".

It has been said that her symptoms are mild.

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The 48-year-old Liberal leader is exhibiting no symptoms and will continue to work from home until the results of his wife's coronavirus test comes in, the statement said.

The PM spent the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home, including speaking with other world leaders and joining the special COVID-19 cabinet committee discussion, an earlier PMO statement said.

Canada's prime minister has opted to self-isolate after his wife developed flu-like symptoms late Wednesday night.

The big picture: There are now 117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, with one death reported in British Columbia, per the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

Trudeau was to meet Thursday and Friday with Canada's premiers in Ottawa, but his office says they will instead talk to each over the phone and postpone the in-person meeting.

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Various levels of governments across the country have implemented their own preventative measures to slow down the pandemic, especially in recent days.

The leader of the NDP, the social-democratic party in Canada, Jagmeet Singh, also announced on Twitter that he would be self-isolating after feeling unwell.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu recommended avoiding large gatherings.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault, whose province had 13 cases, ordered government employees returning from overseas to self-isolate for 14 days.

"This is really important. the evolving situation both in the United States and globally is a risk for all of us", British Columbia's provincial chief medical officer, Bonnie Henry, told reporters.

The statement does not mention whether their three children are staying home as well.

There was a slew of major event cancellations on Thursday, as keeping a distance from others to help prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus was on full display.

More than 4,600 people have died and over 126,000 infected globally, according to the WHO.

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