By this point, you need no introduction to the worldwide pandemic that is the coronavirus. We’re experiencing a time in our lives unlike anything we’ve seen before. The infection, also known as COVID-19, started in China but has spread throughout the world over the past couple of months. At present, the Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed a total of 152 cases of COVID-19 in Canada.
One of those individuals is Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Earlier this morning, Trudeau reported that Sophie’s symptoms were mild and that they are taking every precaution to ensure her return to good health. The Prime Minister then announced that all Canadians should be taking their own precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
As reported by Rachel Aiello for CTV News, Canadians are being asked to not take any trips outside of the country unnecessarily. We, in fact, had a concern that this caution would be recommended given the current climate. As a result, we noted that travelling within Canada was a wise option in this past Monday’s blog.
Trudeau also “said that additional screening measures are being implemented at airports, and a ‘significant’ fiscal stimulus package will be coming within days, in addition to the $1 billion in health and economic measures announced earlier this week,” writes Aiello, “He said his biggest preoccupation at the moment is ensuring that Canadians take seriously public health advice, but not panic.”
“I know that you’re worried,” Trudeau stated, this morning outside his home at Rideau College, “You’re worried about your health, about your families’ health, about your job, your savings, about paying rent, about the kids not being in school. I know that you’re concerned about uncertainty in the global economy. The steps being taken to keep you safe, have an economic impact.”
The Prime Minister went on to assure Canadians that they shouldn’t have to worry about their rent, groceries, child care or care for their elderly parents. Steps are being taken to ensure Canadians have options as they follow public health advice. Trudeau himself has no coronavirus symptoms and plans on continuing to work from home.
If you do plan on doing any international travelling in the weeks to come, it’s important to take precautions. Research the travel health notices of the country or countries you plan on visiting. Remember that you can contract the coronavirus by coming into contact with an infected person. “Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is efficient when there is close contact,” reports Canada.ca.
As well, stresses the government website, “while you are away, and when you return, it is important to monitor your health. If you become sick while travelling, call ahead to a health professional to explain your symptoms. If you become sick upon your return, call your local Public Health Authority for further instructions.”
The team, here at Taitam Technology Vacations, is very well aware that travelling out of the country may not be your top priority at the moment. We join you in looking very much forward to the days when we can safely say that the COVID-19 crisis is behind us and we can travel again with great peace of mind.
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