Three of Canada’s 51 confirmed COVID-19 cases were passengers on the Grand Princess cruise, which started and ended in San Francisco from Feb. 11 to Feb. 21. More than 260 Canadians were on the cruise ship at the time, and the Public Health Agency of Canada is currently trying to find them.
Tam said that for travellers returning to Canada, they are being advised to self-monitor for 14 days and self-isolate if they show any coronavirus symptoms.
Health officials in Ontario, British Columbia and across Canada have said the risk posed by COVID-19 in this country remains low.
Worldwide cases of the novel coronavirus have surged past 100,000, according to data collected by John Hopkins University, while deaths have passed 3,400.
For the first time in China, the total number of recoveries has exceeded the amount of people who are infected, Business Insider reported.
The Alberta government says it is now dealing with a second presumptive case of the novel coronavirus and is ramping up testing protocols.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, announced Friday a new presumptive case of the virus — a man in his 40s in the Edmonton area who had recently travelled on business to Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.
She said the man returned to Alberta on Feb. 28 and is currently isolated at his home. (CP)