Windsor couple in quarantine after COVID-19 infects cruise passengers


Two of them are health care workers from the infected Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, where an elderly man in his 80s - with underlying health conditions - died on Sunday night.

She said two additional residents at the home had tested positive for the virus, and that ongoing testing and monitoring of all residents at the facility is underway.

A man in his 90s has been discharged from hospital, and a woman in her 60s, who was aboard the Grand Princess cruise has also been discharged and sent home.

Canada on Monday reported its first death from the new coronavirus as the number of people in the nation who have contracted the disease rose to above 70, officials said. The representative survey was conducted online this past weekend.

More than 60,000 people have recovered worldwide, the Centre said.

He or she is in isolation at the base, where hundreds of other Canadians repatriated from the cruise are also staying.

The final two cases are community cases in the Fraser Health region.

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Some of the passengers who are Texas residents have requested rental cars so they can drive home, the City of San Antonio said. Nirenberg had tweeted on Sunday that the CDC's actions were "unacceptable".

With an open economy and a diverse population, Horgan said the number of cases of COVID-19 in the province is not surprising.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has posted guidelines aimed at helping event planners figure out whether to cancel mass gatherings of people as the federal government works to quell the potential spread of the novel coronavirus.

The provincial health officer stressed that the pandemic declaration does not mean it's impossible to prepare for or contain the spread of the virus.

Another policy conference, this one planned by the Manning Centre for later this month in Ottawa, is going ahead, organizers said Tuesday.

"Right now we need to keep our hands to ourselves ... make it okay within our family groups and within our religious and social groups that we do it from a distance right now", said Henry. You should seriously (re) consider attending events where there might be a possibility of transmission.

"The Institute prides itself on ensuring that our events are safe and inclusive environments, and we can no longer say with confidence that a summit held in March would be able to meet this standard for all participants", the think tank said in a statement.

This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the day.