It is time to start thinking about the future, rather than the past.
The virus that has decimated Canada’s public health system and left the country on edge is being wiped out faster than anyone could have imagined.
In the last week, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada, the last of which occurred in the province of Ontario.
The spread of the disease, which can be transmitted from person to person by coughing or sneezing, is rapidly spreading across Canada.
That’s why, on Monday, Canada’s Minister of Health asked for all Canadians to avoid outdoors and to wear masks and to exercise extreme caution.
We can’t stop it now, the minister said.
But it’s time to do something about it now.
He was responding to a call from Premier Kathleen Wynne, who urged Canadians to stay indoors and take precautions against the virus.
But while some experts have urged Canadians not to put themselves at risk, others have cautioned that people should stay home, go outside and stay out of the sun.
“We can stop it, but we don’t know how long we can do it,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a professor at the University of Ottawa.
It will take a combination of actions to control the spread, he added.
On Monday, Health Canada warned that “the virus is evolving,” and it urged Canadians with symptoms to get tested.
“In particular, the number of cases will be increasing with time,” it said.
Even so, Faucom said he believes Canadians should stay indoors, but take precautions.
“It’s important to stay well-hydrated, stay well hydrated,” he said.
“Be careful, be vigilant, be alert.”