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Coronavirus update

Community members are reminded to take precautions

January 23, 2020 — 

 Update Jan. 27, 2020:

The University of Manitoba is closely monitoring this situation in conjunction with Manitoba Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The University is currently following the health protocols as directed by our provincial public health office. Last week, the Government of Canada issued this travel advisory warning.  In addition, the University of Manitoba has posted the following information.


In light of the Coronavirus outbreak reported in Wuhan, China, UM community members are reminded to take precautions and report to their health care provider any cases of flu symptoms, such as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, following travel to China.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk as low for Canada and for Canadian travelers for the virus now known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. However, the current situation is evolving.

General precautions for all community members, such as hand sanitizers and thorough hand washing, are encouraged. Stay home if you have flu symptoms.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with international partners, including the World Health Organization, to actively monitor the situation, and more information is expected to emerge in the coming days and weeks.


For more information, see the Government of Canada Public Health website.

Outbreak Updates:

About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus:

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