Canada warns of evolving risk as new COVID-19 case linked to Iran appears in Canada

Canada’s chief public health officer is warning that the global risk of COVID-19 may be entering a new phase, as Canada reported its second case of novel coronavirus disease linked to Iran.

The case, which involves a woman in her 60s, was reported in Toronto on Wednesday morning. She has a travel history to Iran and is now in self-quarantine as she did not require hospital care.

This is Canada’s 12th case of COVID-19, and the second not linked to China, the original source of the disease.

The first COVID-19 case linked to Iran was reported Feb. 20 in a B.C. woman who had also travelled on an Air Canada flight from Montreal to Vancouver.

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