The patient went "above and beyond" to protect the public, wearing the equivalent of a surgical mask for her entire journey and self-isolating herself in her home on arrival, Mackie said.
A woman in her 20s arrived without symptoms from Wuhan, China to Toronto on January 23, 2020 and then went to London in a private vehicle.
"The majority of the cases that were previously considered negative have been confirmed as negative by the national laboratory".
Toronto medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa said her staff is following up both Toronto cases with daily phone calls to monitor their symptoms. She has not returned to university since coming back to Canada.
The woman remains in isolation in her home despite being well, he said.
Russian Federation reported its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday and said the infected people were Chinese citizens who had been isolated, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told reporters.
The WHO decided yesterday the epidemic is a "public health emergency of global concern", and China released new data suggesting more than 9,600 confirmed cases of the virus that has killed 213 people in the country.
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The only other case reported in Canada was a person in B.C. who was also recovering in isolation at home. She attended hospital the following day.
As of Friday morning, China counted 9,692 confirmed cases with a death toll of 213.
This week, it was announced that a Toronto area man who was the first confirmed case was released from hospital and is recovering alongside his wife, who was the province's second case.
The novel coronavirus has now infected close to 10,000 people worldwide, per the Star. No deaths have been reported outside China.
Manitoba Health says anyone with recent travel to the Chinese province of Hubei, including the city of Wuhan, or who has had contact with a recent traveller who now has symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, headache, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties should contact their health-care provider or Health Links at 1-888-315-9257. Symptoms include fever and cough, and in severe cases, shortness of breath and pneumonia.
In the United States, officials issued a two-week quarantine order for the 195 Americans evacuated earlier this week from Wuhan.