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1/11 Globally, the #COVID19 situation is evolving rapidly with close to 80 countries reporting cases. @WHO has stated that the actions countries take today will be the difference between a handful of cases and larger clusters. #coronavirus
2/11 To date in 🇨🇦, all cases of #COVID19 are related to—or close contacts of—travellers that visited #China, #Iran and #Egypt. However, the situation is evolving rapidly as provincial and territorial health authorities continue to investigate potential cases. #coronavirus
3/11 At this time in #Canada, there is no evidence of community spread of #COVID19. Even so, while our focus continues to be on containment to delay the onset of community spread, we are fully engaged in preparedness across the health system. #coronavirus
4/11 #PHAC continues to work very closely with the provinces and territories to ensure a consistent and collaborative approach to #COVID19 based on the best available evidence. For more on Canada’s response:…
5/11➡️Health authorities at all levels of government are adapting Canada’s well-established and tested #pandemic #influenza preparedness plan to address the specific challenges of a #COVID19 outbreak.…
6/11➡️#PHAC work includes issuing national guidance on public health measures, schools and childcare, clinical management and self-isolation and caring for others in the home for #COVID19. More on guidance for #healthprofessionals:…
7/11➡️The #GOC assists with bulk procurement of essential supplies and help provinces and territories to address their needs. #COVID19 #coronavirus
8/11➡️#PublicHealth authorities conduct national disease surveillance to monitor and inform the response to #COVID19. #coronavirus
9/11➡️The #PHAC National Microbiology Laboratory provides key support for laboratory diagnostics and capacity and we support and undertake research to advance science, improve diagnostics, and develop therapeutics. #COVID19 #coronavirus
10/11 It is natural to be concerned about what #COVID19 might mean for you and your family’s health. There are things we can all do to protect our health, delay spread of #COVID-19 and minimize the overall impact across our communities. #coronavirus
11/11 Simple everyday hygiene measures maintained at all times can and do have an impact – #handwashing well and often, #elbowsneeze, and #stayhomeifsick to prevent the spread of illness.

More on what Cdns can do to be part of the response to #COVID19:
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