How Canada is Handling the Corona Virus Outbreak
As of March 3, 2020 there are 33 confirmed cases of the Corona Virus in the whole of Canada with a total of 519 people being tested negative for the virus. 20 in the densely populated Ontario Province, 12 in the Pacific adjacent British Columbia and alone 1 case in Quebec. The biggest misconception comes down to what is the Corona virus?
COVID-19 also known as the novel Corona virus is a particular strain from the family of Corona viruses that cause illnesses ranging from nothing more than the common cold to far more severe cases. The novel Corona virus currently making its way through the world is a new strain which had not previously been identified in humans and can be fatal if not properly treated. The mortality rate is currently at 3.4% for the world.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the risk as low to the public of Canada. Schools have been educating students on hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. The PHAC has advised residents to look out for the following symptoms: fever, tiredness and a dry cough.
Canada has placed no restrictions on immigration and as a matter of fact issued a 3,900 invitations to apply for permanent residency in the Express Entry draw on March 4, 2020. Canada has fantastic health care systems and doctors and while more cases may be identified in people who have travelled abroad, at present the mortality rate in Canada is at 0%.
Further the ICRCC has made special provisions for visa applicants living in China, Iran and South Korea. These countries are experiencing severe restrictions placed on citizens rendering them unable to complete applications in time due to circumstances beyond their control. These include closure of immigration application centres, government offices and availability of doctors for their required medical exams.
Healthcare in Canada
Canada has a universal healthcare system which allows any resident or Canadian citizen to be eligible for free public health care services. The system is paid for through taxes and each province has developed their own plans. Once you obtain permanent residency you can apply for your health insurance card. There is a waiting period of up to three months, but once you receive your card you will have access to the Canada health care system. Emergency services will never be withheld from anyone, even if you don't have a card.
Extra Health Insurance
There are limitations to what is covered by the Canadian health care system, for which you can take out an extended health plan to cover things like:
- Prescription medications
- Dental care
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