On Monday, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, said that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19, indicating that this is his second time battling the viral infection.
In a message that was shared on social media, Trudeau stated that he would be isolating himself in accordance with the recommendations of the public health community.
According to CTV News, the announcement took place a few days after Trudeau returned from attending the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. According to CBC News, the Prime Minister has received all of his vaccinations.
The diagnosis was Trudeau’s second encounter with the COVID-19 virus; in January, two of his three children also tested positive for the virus along with him.
On Monday, Prime Minister Trudeau encouraged people to be vaccinated and get their booster doses as soon as possible.
He said, “Let’s protect our healthcare system, each other, and ourselves,” and he urged others to do the same.
Health officials in Canada have stated that as of the 30th of May, the most recent date for which data was available, over 82% of the population of Canada, which equates to 31.2 million individuals, has received the full vaccination against COVID-19. Nearly eighty-five percent of the population, or 32.4 million people, has received at least one dose of a vaccination; additionally, forty-eight percent of those who have been fully vaccinated have had at least one extra dose of a vaccine.
According to the figures provided by Johns Hopkins University, Canadian authorities have confirmed approximately 4 million cases of COVID-19 infections and documented over 41,500 deaths as a result of the virus. According to the university’s research, there have been more than 535.3 million instances of COVID-19 reported over the world, which has resulted in 6.3 million deaths.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on WFTV NEWS.