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AHS expands testing protocol as coronavirus spreads to new countries

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Alberta Health Services is expanding its testing protocol to include several other countries as COVID-19, or coronavirus, continues to spread.

Now, anyone returning from mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Italy is being asked to watch for symptoms for 14 days upon their return to Canada.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says China continues to have the highest number of cases but the spread of the virus to NEW countries is concerning.

She says she doesn’t know what direction the outbreak will take next but officials need to be prepared.

Hinshaw says there are still no probable or confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alberta.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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