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Coronavirus Travel Advisory Canada: Here’s What Canadians Should Know

Wuhan seafood market closed after the New Coronavirus was detected there for the first time. (Jan. 20, 2020.)
Wuhan seafood market closed after the New Coronavirus was detected there for the first time. (Jan. 20, 2020.)

Since the first case of novel coronavirus was reported in China in late December 2019, this new strain of virus has spread around the globe. To date, there have been more than 23,000 confirmed infections in more than 25 countries, and the death toll is close to 500 people worldwide.

As of January 31, 2020, the Canadian government has confirmed four cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada, three cases in Ontario and one in British Columbia.

Canadians with upcoming travel plans, in the middle of a trip, as well as those who have recently returned from overseas, are advised to become informed on the current outbreak and take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety and that of those around them.

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