Canadian politicians are sending best wishes to Donald Trump after the U.S. president announced that he and his wife, Melania, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended a get-well message on Twitter.
“We hope you both get well soon and have a full recovery from this virus,” he tweeted.
Sophie and I are sending our best wishes to <a href=”https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@POTUS</a> Trump and <a href=”https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@FLOTUS</a>. We hope you both get well soon and have a full recovery from this virus.
Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a WE Day charity event in London with her daughter, Ella-Grace, and her mother-in-law, Margaret Trudeau, on March 4. She experienced mild symptoms.
Soon after she recovered, the First Lady called Grégoire Trudeau.
“First Lady Trump expressed her well wishes for Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau’s good health, following her recovery from COVID-19 last month, and reaffirmed her deep appreciation for the continued cooperation between the United States and Canada to address unprecedented challenges related to the pandemic,” said a readout from the White House at the time.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his wife, Rebecca, also tested positive and emerged from two weeks’ isolation this week.
He also tweeted out his best wishes to Trump, noting that he and his wife know “first hand” the challenges of COVID-19.
Rebecca and I know first hand the challenges of COVID-19 and wish <a href=”https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@POTUS</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@FLOTUS</a> a speedy recovery.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet also returned to Parliament Hill Wednesday after self-isolating for two weeks following a positive coronavirus test.
He said his personal experience should serve as a warning to everyone to take public health guidance seriously.
“Some people go through it much more painfully than I did. I was very, very, very lucky. Some people die of that thing,” he told a news conference this week.
“There is no absolute protection. There are only ways to reduce the probability of catching the thing and giving it to someone who might be more vulnerable to it.”