coronavirus symptoms

Coronavirus symptoms now being checked on travellers arriving in Canada from China

Coronavirus symptoms include headaches, coughs, runny noses and sore throats and now the federal government is looking out for travellers potentially affected by the virus by increasing screening measures at three Canadian airports.

Passengers flying from Wuhan, China to Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are already being asked a health screening question at electrionic kiosks, but today, Public Health Canada confirmed that there will be additional signage introduced at the airports.

The signage will be introduced in the coming days in English, French, and Mandarin.

All travellers entering Canada will also be asked whether they have travelled to an affected area in the last 14 days.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam confirmed that Public Health Canada is not considering using thermal scanners in airports like they did during the SARS outbreak in 2004.

The coronavirus has killed at least three people and sickened over 200 in China. Cases have since been reported in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

Three people in Canada have been investigated for potential coronavirus, but all three cases were ruled out.

As the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday approaches, it is likely that Canada will see an increase in travellers. Nevertheless, Public Health Canada says that the coronavirus threat to Canada is "low".

Lead photo by

Ken Yam

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News

Someone just spotted one of the weirdest looking fish washed up in Canada

Bear in Calgary caught eating Halloween pumpkins while residents were sleeping

Vancouver woman shoved out of bus after spitting on a fellow passenger

Air Canada and WestJet bicker over plans to refund airline tickets

Poppy donation boxes in Canada will soon take credit cards

COVID internment camps in Canada don't exist despite what you might have heard

Canada won't be having a snap election this fall

Someone is setting fire to toilet paper at Walmart stores in Canada