More and more of us are working from home as the novel coronavirus spreads — including many top lawmakers and world leaders.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to run his country in self-isolation after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus.
He joins a long list of officials who have removed themselves from public life, including top US lawmakers, a British health minister, Iran’s deputy health minister, France’s culture minister and the president of the European Parliament.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is currently waiting for the results of a coronavirus test, his son Eduardo Bolsonaro tweeted Thursday, after his press secretary Fabio Wajngarten tested positive for it.
US President Donald Trump is telling people close to him that he is concerned about coming into contact with people who have the coronavirus, including Wajngarten, who was recently with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, CNN’s Jim Acosta reports. (However the White House said that contact was minimal and testing is not required.)
Separately, nine US lawmakers — some of whom had recent contact with Trump — are now taking steps to self-quarantine as a precaution after coming into contact with another infected person.