Health Minister for Ontario, along with the deputy premier, Christine Elliott, has collaborated with the federal minister in charge of health, Patty Hajdu, and Toronto Mayor John Tory for an announcement regarding coronavirus in Toronto on the morning of February 11th.
In Kenora, Shannon Brown from the health unit, stated that they are monitoring the pathogen closely.
“We’re just watching to see what the virus trends are, and how they’re shifting and moving. Definitely, if there’s any cases that are getting close to our region, people may see some more enhanced precautions or information being sent out,” she said on February 10th, during an update to Rotarians in Kenora.
Throughout Ontario, provincial government people are collaborating with its associates in the health care department to incorporate a plan to observe, identify, as well as quarantine any cases of the 2019 new pathogen.
Ensuring the Safety of the Ontarians
The Ministry of Health is also implementing numerous actions to secure the health and safety of residents of Ontario, such as observing hospitals for probable cases of coronavirus in people with travel history to the affected regions and adding the pathogen as an appointed disease reportable under the legislation. This allows local public health departments to rapidly and efficiently take the required action to prevent and control the spread of the infection.
There are no particular cures for coronaviruses, and most people with the common pathogen infection will recover on their own. However, if you have symptoms, you should drink a lot of fluids, get plenty of rest and sleep, and use a humidifier or take a hot shower to help with the sore throat or cough.
Some important preventive measures include:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with alcohol
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with those who are ill
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; quickly throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- Disinfect often touched objects and surfaces
The new coronavirus is known as 2019-nCoV and has infected seven people in Winnipeg. Symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and pneumonia.