SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE – 11 March 2020

Advisory on COVID-19

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE

UPDATE #2  –  11 March 2020

 

At this point there are over 121,000 cases worldwide, 4,373 deaths and over 65,000 recovered.

Some European countries and the US have had increased new cases in the last week. The US presently does not have any restrictions. There is a link below to the latest numbers and locations in the US of cases. Many competition and training opportunities are to be evaluated on a case by case basis and in consultation with the CMO’s listed below.

LiveScience: Coronavirus in USA

Cancellation of events are multi factorial and not necessarily related to COVID-19 medical precautions. The WHO will be publishing recommendations for mass events shortly and we will update as this is released.

WHO, IOC and IPC are all emphasizing that the games are still on schedule and they are working with IFs on any affected qualification routes and impacted test events.

In Canada the numbers remain small at 93 cases and one death. The risk level remains low and no specific measures for travel, participation in sporting events or training are in place. While a COVID-19 outbreak is not unexpected in Canada, our public health system is prepared to respond. PHAC, along with provincial, territorial and community partners, continues to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.

 

Air Canada Update

WHO COVID-19 Update#15 10.03.2020

WHO Coronavirus Myth Busters

 

To read the complete advisory, click here

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