29/01/2022 08:01:00 AM Aniruddha Chakraborty 1567
Chandrayee Roy Choudhury, Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's isolating for five days after he was exposed to COVID-19.
The prime minister tweeted Thursday that he learned of the exposure Wednesday night. While he said his rapid test result was negative, he is following Ottawa Public Health's guidelines and staying home.
"I feel fine and will be working from home," he tweeted. "Stay safe, everyone — and please get vaccinated."
The prime minister did not reveal in his tweet how he was exposed to COVID-19.
A spokesperson from his office said the exposure came after his late-afternoon news conference Wednesday on Parliament Hill, where he and Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada will expand its military training mission in Ukraine and offer non-lethal aid.
Trudeau's isolation means he will not be physically present in the House of Commons on Monday when it resumes sitting after the holiday break.