The Chief Public Health Officer and the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer to hold a media availability on a novel coronavirus

Media advisory

January 23, 2020, OTTAWA, ON – The Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer 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.

The officials will be available to answer questions from the media following their remarks.

Date

January 23, 2020

Time

3:30 PM (EST)

Location

Teleconference Only
Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number:
1-877-413-4815
Passcode: 5665727#

Media Inquiries:

Media Relations
Public Health Agency of Canada
613-957-2983
hc.media.sc@canada.ca


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