| Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Canada and around the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising other countries to prepare for the worst-case scenario when it comes to COVID-19 and follow China’s example by responding quickly. While many governments are turning to major travel bans, David Akin explains why Canada is acting on a case-by-case basis.

A 70-year-old California man who was recently on the Grand Princess cruise ship has died, marking America’s first COVID-19 death outside of Washington state. A Calgary woman was also on board this ship, and is Alberta’s first presumptive case of the virus. As Abigail Bimman reports, the Grand Princess is now stuck off San Francisco’s coast, and 235 Canadians are on board.

With much concern over COVID-19, Ottawa is now asking people coming from Iran and Hubei, China to voluntarily self-isolate for two weeks after arriving in Canada. Mike Drolet looks at how quarantines, self-isolation, and social distancing can help limit the spread of the virus.

A rail blockade in Kahnawake Mohawk territory in Quebec has been relocated, nearly four weeks after it was first installed. Mike Armstrong explains why the barricade could be moved back, and how the protests are jeopardizing a LNG project in Quebec.

Canada is home to some of the world’s most expensive cellphone plans, and the federal Liberals say they’re following through on a campaign promise to change that. Mike Le Couteur looks at the ultimatum facing big telecom companies, and why those companies say slashed prices may mean slashed jobs.

Dr. Bruce Aylward, the Canadian head of the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 mission in China, has just returned from Wuhan. Global National’s Dawna Friesen asks him about what lessons can be learned from the outbreak there, and why he believes worst-case scenario planning for countries like Canada is essential.

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