There are now 118 cases of coronavirus in Canada
There are now 118 cases of coronavirus in Canada, as of the morning of March 12.
Ontario has reported 42 cases, B.C. has 46, Alberta has 19, Quebec has nine, New Brunswick has one, and the final case is a repatriated Canadian in Trenton, Ont.
Case of Covid-19 in Quinte West at CFB Trenton https://t.co/wm0MyKyYL7— Quinte News (@quintenews) March 11, 2020
Over the past 24 hours, B.C. reported seven new cases, two of which are linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre — the long-term care facility experiencing a coronavirus outbreak. Two of the new cases identified were community transmission.
Alberta has reported Canada's first coronavirus case in a child.
Atlantic Canada also reported its first coronavirus case: a traveller in her mid-fifties returning from France.
New Brunswick just reported its first presumed case of COVID-19, the first in Atlantic Canada.https://t.co/5naVqPooGZ— HuffPost Canada (@HuffPostCanada) March 11, 2020
Justin Trudeau announced $1 billion in funding to combat the coronavirus across Canada. The money will go toward provincial healthcare, vaccine development, federal medical supplies and support for Indigenous communities.
The government also released official guidelines on when to cancel events due to coronavirus, which take into account medical assistance on the premises, points of exit, and crowd density.
In a shocking turn of events, Trump suspended all travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days effective Friday. The news comes amidst 1,200 cases of COVID-19 and 37 deaths in the U.S.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump announces suspension of "all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight.— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2020
"The restrictions will "not apply to the United Kingdom," Trump added. https://t.co/XJYPTISbjM pic.twitter.com/mRMiavkUIh
To the disappointment of sports fans everywhere, the NBA is officially suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19. The NHL is expected to make a decision today as to whether it will go ahead with its season.
There are currently more than 125,000 coronavirus cases worldwide and more than 4,000 have now died as a result of contracting the virus.
The World Health Organization has officially characterized the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.
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