Canadian PM Trudeau tests positive for COVID a second time

Jun 12, 2022, 8:41 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 9:10 am
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President Joe Biden at the Summit of the Americas, ...

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President Joe Biden at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time and just days after he met in person with U.S. President Joe Biden.

The announcement came in a tweet Monday in which he urged everyone to get vaccinated. Trudeau said he feels OK and said that’s because he’s been vaccinated.

The positive test comes after he met with U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Biden took a “family photo” with Trudeau on Friday and met with him on Thursday.

Trudeau also tested positive in January.

The prime minister also had isolated at home in the early months of the pandemic after his wife tested positive.

Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of vaccination against the coronavirus — shots which are primarily designed to keep those who become infected from falling seriously ill.

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Canadian PM Trudeau tests positive for COVID a second time