The Chief Public Health Officer and Government of Canada officials to hold a media availability on a novel coronavirus

Media advisory

January 20, 2020, OTTAWA, ON –  The Chief Public Health Officer and Government of Canada officials will hold a media availability to provide information on a novel coronavirus (referred to as 2019-nCoV).

While currently there are no reports of cases in Canada of this novel coronavirus, and we are not aware of any cases involving Canadians overseas, officials will be available to answer questions from the media following a brief statement.

Note that the Government of Canada is actively monitoring the outbreak of a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, and is in close contact with international partners, including the World Health Organization.

While the risk of the disease spreading to Canada is considered low, the Public Health Agency of Canada is analyzing any potential risks to Canadians on a continuous basis.


January 20, 2020


4:00 PM (EST)


Media availability will be held by teleconference only.

Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number:
Passcode: 6901018#


Media Inquiries:
Media Relations
Public Health Agency of Canada

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