Posted: Jan. 31, 2020
Public Health authorities say the risk of contracting novel coronavirus remains low in Canada following an announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Jan. 30 that it was declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said the federal government supports the WHO’s efforts to contain the spread of novel coronavirus globally. But, in a post on her official Twitter account, Tam added: “I would like to reiterate that the overall risk of spread in Canada remains low.”
Local Public Health officials also said the risk of contracting novel coronavirus remains low in Waterloo Region.
Wilfrid Laurier University is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was first detected in Wuhan, China.
The university continues to take its guidance from public health agencies at the local, provincial and federal level. These agencies are closely monitoring the outbreak, conducting surveillance and appropriate laboratory testing, and providing public health and infection-control guidance.
The university will provide updates regarding significant developments that affect the Laurier community. For additional information, view the frequently asked questions.
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