Canada woman who traveled to the Philippines becomes first presumptive confirmed COVID-19 case in Manitoba

With the number of COVID-19 cases growing worldwide, the province of Manitoba announced its first confirmed “presumptive positive” case Thursday — a woman who recently traveled from the Philippines.

“The woman is in her 40s from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority who tested positive for COVID 19 asked about recent travel, and individual recently traveled through the Philippines is at home, in isolation and in stable condition.”

New Brunswick also confirmed its first case, as other provinces like British Columbia and Ontario continue adding to COVID-19 positive cases daily.

There are more than 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Canada.

But health officials insisted, slowing the spread is still everybody’s responsibility.

This comes just a day after Trudeau faced media this week on Canada’s comprehensive plan to address the impacts of COVID-19.

Trudeau announced $1 billion COVID-19 response fund for the preparation and mitigation of the virus, including dealing with its economic impact.

“No one should have to worry about their job, if they have to be quarantined. No employer should feel they have to lay off a worker if they have the virus. We can support you and we will,” said Trudeau. “Canada is well-positioned to deal with these challenges. Canadians can count on us to provide them with the right kind of support as the situation progresses.”

While Canada has not seen a drastic spike in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, officials admitted there is worry among Canadians about the impact of this pandemic.

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