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February 9, 2020 – The Lesson We Didn’t Learn From SARS –

The Lesson We Didn’t Learn From SARS

In recent weeks, Toronto has been gripped by a type of fear it has not felt in almost 17 years.

When SARS arrived in 2003, I was the Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt – ground zero in Canada. The Scarborough Grace Hospital, in the heart of the riding, was the hotbed of the virus.

2019 Novel Coronavirus Community Information Session Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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MEDIA ADVISORY

 

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, will host a 2019 Novel Coronavirus Community Information Session. Councillor Karygiannis will be joined by representatives from Toronto Public Health to provide information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

February 1, 2020 – Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu 更新——新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)——武汉肺炎 更新——新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)——武漢肺炎

Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu

 

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was confirmed in a Toronto resident who had recently travelled to Wuhan, China.

 

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been identified at the same time as influenza (flu) is common in Toronto.  While the risk of getting infected in Toronto remains low, Toronto Public Health is advising residents to take the usual measures to reduce the risk of the transmitting the flu and respiratory illness, which include:

 

  • Get a yearly influenza vaccination, available from clinics and pharmacies;
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze;
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm; and,
  • Stay at home if you are sick.

 

Toronto Public Health is asking residents who have returned from recent international travel and become ill with respiratory signs and symptoms, such as a cough and fever, to report their travel history to any health professional, or any emergency room, when they visit.

 

更新——新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)——武汉肺炎

 

2020年1月25日,周六,多伦多首例确诊患上新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)的患者是最近前往中国武汉并返回多伦多的居民。

多伦多新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)确诊的同时也是流行性感冒(流感)的多发期。但加拿大人被传染的风险仍然很低,多伦多公共卫生部建议市民采取预防降低流感和呼吸道疾病传播风险的常规疾病的措施,包括:

  • 每年打一次流感疫苗针(在各医疗诊所和药房都有提供疫苗接种)
  • 经常使用肥皂和清水彻底洗手,或使用酒精消毒液;
  • 咳嗽或打喷嚏时要掩住口鼻;
  • 如果没有纸巾,在袖子或臂弯裡打喷嚏或咳嗽;另外,
  • 如果生病,请留在家中。

多伦多公共卫生部门要求最近从海外旅行回来,并出现呼吸道症状和咳嗽发烧,在就诊或到急诊室时,应报告自己的旅行史。

 

更新——新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)——武漢肺炎

 

2020年1月25日,周六,多倫多首例確診患上新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)的患者是最近前往中國武漢並返回多倫多的居民。

多倫多新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)確診的同時也是流行性感冒(流感)的多發期。但加拿大人被傳染的風險仍然很低,多倫多公共衛生部建議市民采取預防降低流感和呼吸道疾病傳播風險的常規疾病的措施,包括:

  • 每年打壹次流感疫苗針(在各醫療診所和藥房都有提供疫苗接種)
  • 經常使用肥皂和清水徹底洗手,或使用酒精消毒液;
  • 咳嗽或打噴嚏時要掩住口鼻;
  • 如果沒有紙巾,在袖子或臂彎裡打噴嚏或咳嗽;另外,
  • 如果生病,請留在家中。

多倫多公共衛生部門要求最近從海外旅行回來,並出現呼吸道癥狀和咳嗽發燒,在就診或到急診室時,應報告自己的旅行史

January 28, 2020 – Councillor Karygiannis Requests for Removal of 14-Day EI Waiting Period

In 2003, the Canadian Government waived the fourteen day waiting period for Employment Insurance for those who were medically quarantined due to the possible exposure to the SARS virus. This was done in order to help alleviate the economic hardship of not being able to go to work.

I have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting that the Government of Canada waive the fourteen day EI Waiting Period for those individuals who are medically quarantined due to the possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

Copy of Letter to PM corona Virus E.I.

January 27, 2020 – Councillor Requests for Matching Funds for Those Affected by Coronavirus – 詹嘉礼议员请求政府为受影响人士提供配对捐款发表声明

Request for Matching Funds for Those Affected by Statement by Jim Karygiannis

The Chinese Canadian community has begun raising funds to assist loved ones in China obtain preventative medical devices, such as face masks and surgical gloves, which, presently, are either prohibitively expensive or impossible, at any price, to obtain. They have asked me to help them in this effort.

January 26, 2020 – Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu 更新——新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)——武汉肺炎 更新——新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)——武漢肺炎

Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu

 

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was confirmed in a Toronto resident who had recently travelled to Wuhan, China.

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been identified at the same time as influenza (flu) is common in Toronto. While the risk of getting infected in Toronto remains low, Toronto Public Health is advising residents to take the usual measures to reduce the risk of the transmitting the flu and respiratory illness, which include:

January 23, 2020 – Update – Wuhan Flu 更新——武汉肺炎 更新——武漢肺炎

Dear Constituents:

 

On January 23, 2020, the World Health Organization decided that the Wuhan coronavirus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern.

According to the Canadian Minister of Health there are several people in Canada being monitored for signs of the Wuhan coronavirus, but that the risk to Canadians remains low.

Public Health officials are asking Canadians to be vigilant and take precautions the usual measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the flu and respiratory illness. These measures include:

January 8, 2020 – Wuhan Flu

Dear Constituent:

Yesterday, Toronto Public Health issued a bulletin with respect to the cases of the undiagnosed viral pneumonia which are being investigated by health authorities in the City of Wuhan, in central China. Chinese authorities have engaged the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist with the investigation. The WHO reports that the main symptoms of this pneumonia are a fever followed by difficulty breathing. Toronto Public Health is not aware of any reported cases of this illness in Canada and the overall risk to residents is considered very low.