Vaccinated and boosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests POSITIVE for COVID four days after meeting Biden at the Summit of the Americas
- Trudeau announced on Monday he has tested positive for covid
- He met with President Joe Biden four days ago at Summit of the Americas
- Canadian prime minister attended the summit with his wife
- Second time Trudeau has had covid
- Biden ‘is not a close contact as defined by the CDC,’ White House says
- Trudeau is vaccinated and boosted; Biden is vaccinated and double boosted
Trudeau, who attended the summit with his wife Sophie, said he is vaccinated and boosted. He will be isolating and feels ‘okay.’
‘I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. I’ll be following public health guidelines and isolating. I feel okay, but that’s because I got my shots. So, if you haven’t, get vaccinated – and if you can, get boosted. Let’s protect our healthcare system, each other, and ourselves,’ he wrote on Twitter.
Trudeau, 50, and Biden held a bilateral meeting on Thursday in Los Angeles. Trudeau and Sophie attended a dinner Thursday night hosted by Joe and Jill Biden. And the Canadian prime minister took part in the ‘family photo’ of American leaders on Friday.
Biden ‘is not a close contact as defined by the CDC,’ the White House said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a close contact is someone who has spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of a person who is positive.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, meets with President Joe Biden during the Summit of the Americas last week – Trudeau announced Monday he tested positive for covid
President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hug at a dinner at the summit while their wives Sophie Gregorie Trudeau (left) and Jill Biden (right) look on
Biden, 79, is vaccinated and double boosted.
It is the second time Trudeau has tested positive for covid. He also tested positive in January.
Canada has one of the world´s highest rates of vaccination against the coronavirus.