Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says she's recovered from COVID-19

By Zach Harper

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is offering Canadians and the world some good news and giving everyone a big dose of hope: She says she's fully recovered from COVID-19.

The 44-year-old former television host, who currently works in public speaking and charitable endeavours, is also Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife. She took to Facebook to let people know about her recovery on March 28.

Bonjour mes chers amis, Canadiens et alliés de partout, Je voulais vous donner des nouvelles : je me sens tellement...

Posted by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on Saturday, March 28, 2020

"Hello my dear friends, Canadians, and allies everywhere," she wrote. "I wanted to give you all an update: I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public Health.

"From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me with their well wishes. And to everyone who is suffering right now, I send you all my love."

Sophie also posted a similar message to her Instagram stories, letting her followers see her huge smile as she announced she'd beaten COVID-19.

It's great to see Sophie looking so healthy! Photo: © Instagram/@sophiegregoiretrudeau

She fell ill with the coronavirus after returning home from a WE Day event in London, England earlier this month, according to CBC News. The outlet reports she attended with daughter the event with her daughter Ella-Grace, 11, and mother-in-law Margaret Trudeau, 71. Idris Elba, who has also since been diagnosed with the coronavirus, attended the event, too.

Sophie spent two weeks in self-isolation following her diagnosis, and Justin did as well. The prime minister continues to work from home and isolate, despite not having the virus himself. Like many other Canadians, the Trudeau family will also remain at home for the time being.

The mom of three also took the time to thank people who are doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus – though she recognized the social costs of distancing aren't easy.

"These are challenging times," she wrote. "I know it's not easy to be alone – we are all social beings, me included! But just because we’'e increasing the physical distance between us doesn't mean we have to do the same emotionally. From social media to a simple phone call, there are so many ways for us to stay connected while we're apart and actually deepen our relationships.

Sophie speaks at the London, England WE Day event she attended on March 4. Photo: © Jo Hale/Redferns

"I strongly believe that science AND compassion will get us through this crisis. That means listening and following the health protocols and staying at home for the time being."

Sophie finished her message by saying she was happy to see so many Canadians coming together to help each other, regardless of their circumstances.

"Neighbours are picking up groceries for each other, businesses are making the supplies we need, and artists are offering free performances to lift our spirits!" She wrote. "This is what the world needs right now – and so many Canadians are doing that!

"We're going to get through this, my courageous friends and fellow Canadians, and we're going to get through it together."

As of this writing, the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine says there have been nearly 680,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in 177 countries and regions. Nearly 146,000 have since recovered. Canada has more than 5,600 of those cases. The illness has caused nearly 32,000 deaths worldwide.

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