The Government of Canada has formally issued a travel advisory for China’s Hubei province.
The statement advises Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to Hubei, including the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang, and Ezhou “in order to limit the spread of a novel coronavirus.”
As of the time of publication, the death toll in China due to this new strain of coronavirus has risen to 81.
Many of the initial cases have been linked to the Huanan Seafood Market (also known as Wuhan South China Seafood City and South China Seafood Wholesale Market), which was closed on January 1st for disinfection following the outbreak.
Several people who travelled to China were diagnosed with coronavirus once they returned to their home countries.
As of Monday, there is one confirmed case and one presumptive case of coronavirus in Canada, both in Toronto.
The Government of Ontario confirmed that the wife of the province’s first case of Wuhan novel coronavirus has tested positive for the virus at Ontario’s public health laboratory.
She was in self-isolation after arriving in Toronto. The couple, in their mid-50s, had recently traveled to Wuhan.