Government of Canada officials to provide a media technical briefing and Ministers to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Media advisory

April 8, 2020, OTTAWA, ON – Government of Canada officials will hold a media technical briefing on data and modelling informing public health action on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Ministers will also hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


April 9, 2020


Media Technical Briefing: 
9:00 AM (EDT)

Ministers’ News Conference : 
12:00 PM (EDT)


West Block, Room 225
Parliament Hill
Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario 

The Media Technical Briefing will also be held by teleconference.

Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number: 1-866-805-7923
Local dial-in number: 613-960-7518
Passcode: 1683514# 

NOTE: To obtain a copy of the briefing package, please RSVP by email at

The Ministers’ news conference will also be held by teleconference.
Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number: 1-866-206-0153
Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003

Passcode: 1622050#

Twitter: @GovCanHealth
Facebook: Healthy Canadians


Media Inquiries:
Cole Davidson
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu
Minister of Health

Media Relations
Public Health Agency of Canada

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