In late December, several cases of pneumonia were reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new coronavirus (a family of viruses that range from the common cold to more severe viruses). Since then, it has spread outside of the region with some cases reported in Canada and other countries.

What is the Novel Coronavirus?

  • Common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
  • There is no specific treatment or vaccine presently available.

What can you do to prevent the spread of the virus?

  • wash your hands regularly
  • cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
  • thoroughly cook all meat and eggs
  • avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness




Every little step counts! Check out our health and fitness expert Eric’s top activity tips to help you and the kids move (safely) during the pandemic.

Sleep is an important piece of your overall health—especially during the pandemic. Check out MindBeacon’s top tips to help keep your sleep on track. For some, this pandemic has meant less work hours or even job loss, which in turn has created significant financial stress.


Learn More:

Check the Government of Canada’s website for the latest on this developing situation.

As the coronavirus situation unfolds, we’ll respond accordingly. Continue to check this website and the Manulife FAQ for updates.

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