Who Is Most Vulnerable?
COVID-19 can infect most groups of people, but certain groups are the most vulnerable. Although all adults can become contaminated, not all individuals are able to recover fully or may experience harsher effects. Older adults or those with chronic medical conditions are at the highest risk. Chronic health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes. Experts believe that anyone with a weaker immune system is vulnerable.
How To Protect From Coronavirus?
Here a few recommendations to protect yourself from COVID-19, according to the Canadian Government & the CDC:
WHAT IS CANADA ADVISING
ABOUT THE COVID-19?
"Canada has issued travel health notices to travelers from high-risk countries, including Italy, Iran, China, South Korea and Germany. Citizens are being advised to keep international travel to a minimum. All international flights to Canada are being directed to a select few airports, where extensive screening can be done. Cruise ships with more than 500 people on board are banned from docking at any Canadian port until July. The Government also urges Canadians to self isolate if feeling symptoms, promote social distancing, avoid contact with individuals over the age of 65 and immune-compromised, and avoid large gatherings. Some provinces have also closed schools until April 4th and eliminated gatherings with more than 250 people."
Canadian are also being advised to stay calm but also be vigilant in the fight against Coronavirus. If any flu-like symptoms do develop, citizens are urged to wear face masks, isolate themselves and call 811 for more information.