Extend PHAC Self-Isolation Guidelines
On February 14th 2020 a new case of COVID-19 was reported in British Columbia, bringing the total number of cases to 5 in the province and 8 across the country.
While all the previous 7 patients had been to or had close contact with people from Hubei Province, the COVID-19 epicenter in China, the patient of the 8th case came from Shanghai, and had no recent travel history to Hubei Province.
However, our current guideline from the Public Health Agency of Canada only requests travellers from Hubei Province to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. In light of the new situation, we recommend that PHAC updates the quarantine guideline to include all the passengers coming from mainland China and Hong Kong.
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