Federal health officials expect more cases of the coronavirus, but say the risk of an outbreak in Canada remains low.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu said officials at all levels of government are working with hospitals and international partners to prevent and respond to potential infections.
“We’re working actively to limit the spread of the virus,” Hajdu said at a news conference in Ottawa Sunday morning after the first “presumptive” case of coronavirus was reported in Toronto.
Hajdu said much has been learned about the SARS virus in 2003. Since the first cases were reported in China in December, the federal government has been in close contact with the provincial health authorities and international players to share information and is taking a “collaborative, responsive” approach.