Coronavirus outbreak: We asked an infectious disease expert your COVID-19 questions

Published on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Michael Gardam, an infection-control expert and chief of staff at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital, answers five questions from Global News readers on the novel coronavirus.

Question #1: Should I cancel future travel plans?
(00:04)

Question #2: Do all provinces have the capability to test for the novel coronavirus?
(00:54)

Question #3: Why is Canada still accepting planes from highly-infected areas?
(01:21)

Question #4: Are there projections of how fast or far it will spread?
(2:23)

Question #5: Do Canadian airports check passengers temperature upon arrival, especially flights from hot spots?
(3:15)

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