About 50 people in Canada with respiratory symptoms have been tested for the new SARS-like coronavirus that has the world on edge. So far, none of the suspected Canadian cases has tested positive and the risk to Canadians is considered low, but health officials are on alert.
“We are watching it as closely as we can. We are … talking to everybody we can and getting input in every way possible,” said Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, in an interview Friday. “What is going to happen next? Who knows. (But) all of Canada is on guard.”