• The novel coronavirus has made its way into the upper ranks of several world governments, with officials in Australia, Iran, and the U.K. testing positive for the disease.
  • Sophie Trudeau, spouse of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, tested positive for the coronavirus. Her husband is also under isolation, though he has not reported symptoms.
  • Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and UK Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries both announced their positive test results this week.
  • Iranian media has reported that Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, and Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi have also tested positive.
  • Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced he had tested positive on Friday and was in self-isolation.
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The coronavirus has reached some of the highest levels of government in several countries around the world, with top figures in Australia, Iran, the United Kingdom, and Canada affected. In the US, Miami's mayor announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

Here is a list of top officials around the world who have been impacted by the coronavirus.


Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada, Sophie Trudeau

Sophie Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a large event in London. Her husband, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will self-isolate as a precaution although he has not exhibited symptoms.


Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

Dutton confirmed on Friday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after a trip to the United States. On that trip, he posed alongside Ivanka Trump and Trump's attorney general, William Barr days before he tested positive. He has been hospitalized, per Australian protocol.


UK Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dories

Dorries announced she had tested positive for the coronavirus a few days after attending an event with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, raising concerns about Johnson's exposure. She confirmed the news on Tuesday. The prime minister's office has said he will not take a test for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, because he was not in close proximity to Dorries and was not exhibiting symptoms.


Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi

Harirchi confirmed he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus on February 25, days after appearing unwell at a press conference on the outbreak. On March 3, the BBC reported that 5 Iranian members of parliament had also tested positive for coronavirus.


Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri

Jahangiri has contracted the coronavirus, Al Jazeera reported, citing Iran's Fars news agency. Al Jazeera also reported that two cabinet members had also tested positive for the virus.


Miami Mayor Francis Suarez

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez confirmed on Friday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, after attending an event with a delegation from Brazil. Suarez insisted he felt "healthy" but urged people who shook his hand or was in the vicnity when he coughed or sneezed since Monday should self-isolate as a precaution.

The delegation accompanying president Jair Bolsonaro included his press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, who later tested positive for the coronavirus according to Brazilian media and CNN.

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