Canadian Prime Minister chairs a meeting to discuss Coronavirus

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has convened an Incident Response Team meeting to discuss progress in the Canadian government’s response to the new Corona virus.

Yesterday, Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Christia Freeland, Minister of Health Patti Hajdu, Minister of Transport Mark Garno, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair, and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino participated in the meeting yesterday.

The Prime Minister received updated information on HIV cases in Canada and around the world, as the ministers continue to communicate with international partners, including health ministers from the G7 countries. The group discussed health and safety measures taken to prevent and control the spread of the virus in Canada.

The Prime Minister also received updated information on the measures taken to repatriate Canadians from Wuhan, China. The team discussed the arrival of the second Canadian charter plane from Wuhan to the Canadian Armed Forces base in Trenton, Ontario, and the steps being taken in cooperation with the provinces to support the arrival of Canadians.

Chinese health has announced that the number of coronavirus victims has risen to 974 deaths, among them 103 new cases in Hubei province.

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The National Health Committee said in a daily report that 3062 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded, 97 new deaths, 91 deaths in central China’s Hubei Province, two outbreaks in the Anhui province, and one in Heilongjiang, Jiangxi and Hainan provinces Gansu.

She added, that 4008 suspected new cases were recorded, indicating that 296 patients had worsened health conditions, while 6,484 patients were still in critical condition, while a total of 3,283 people left hospital upon recovery. The committee said it was following 399,487 people who had been in contact with patients infected with the virus, adding that 29,307 people were discharged from medical observation, but another 187518 people were still under medical observation.

She pointed out that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region recorded 36 confirmed cases as of the end of yesterday, Sunday, including one death, while ten cases were recorded in the Macao Special Administrative Region and 18 cases in Taiwan.

As Liu Kun revealed, Chinese Finance Minister, that his government has spent 31.6 billion yuan (equivalent to 4.5 billion dollars), so far, to control the outbreak of the new Corona virus.