Canada reports first case of coronavirus


Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan’s government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TORONTO, Canada (CNN) — Canada appears to have its first case of coronavirus. Health officials say it’s a 50-year-old man who just got back from a trip to Wuhan, China.

Within a day of his return, he became quite ill.

“The risk to Ontarians is still low, and things are managed and well controlled, and, as I hoped, the system is operating as it should,” said Dr. David Williams — Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

The case is still presumptive. That’s until lab results can confirm whether it’s coronavirus.

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