There are no confirmed cases of the SARS-like coronavirus in the country yet, but Canadian health officials say they will continue to test individuals with symptoms and screen travellers at worldwide airports.
Symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing and coughing.
The coronavirus has killed at least 41 people in China and infected more than 1,300 worldwide.
Lunar New Year celebrations for the year of the rat, which began on Saturday, have been cancelled in many Chinese cities.
The outbreak started in the city of Wuhan.
China cut off trains, planes and other links to Wuhan on Wednesday, as well as public transportation within the city, and has steadily expanded a lockdown to 16 surrounding cities with a combined population of more than 50 million, greater than that of New York, London, Paris and Moscow combined. He's been monitored in an isolation unit at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett since then, and the hospital says he's in satisfactory condition.
A Chinese national in his 50s, who had been in Wuhan, was also in stable condition in a Melbourne hospital after arriving from China on 19 January, Victoria Health officials said.
The Ministry of Commerce is coordinating an effort to supply more than 2 million masks and other products from elsewhere in the country, Xinhua said.
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I was extremely excited because I had finally gotten to meet my favourite tennis player like really close up. But, of course, is important to make steps forward. "It's clear that today, I made an important one".
The death toll from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, reached 41 in China as of Friday, 39 of which were in Hubei province. It will be modelled on a SARS hospital that was built in Beijing in just six days during the 2003 SARS outbreak. The facility will have 1,300 beds and is scheduled to be completed in half a month.
The CDC said the first USA case was confirmed on Tuesday and also involved someone who recently returned home after a visit to Wuhan. The world is holding its breath because once it spreads to other countries it will be hard to control and could become a global emergency crisis.
Later on Saturday, authorities said three men in Sydney who had recently arrived from China had tested positive for the disease and were in isolation in local hospitals. We said that it is only possible to get out of Wuhan through a specially arranged bus.
In the USA, the latest person confirmed to have the disease was reported to be doing well.
Despite the lockdown, the virus is already spreading further afield. Most of the fatalities have been elderly people, many with pre-existing conditions, the World Health Organization said.
Still, "CDC believes that the immediate risk to the American public continues to be low at this time, but the situation continues to evolve rapidly", said the agency's Dr. Nancy Messonnier.
The Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai Disneyland and a major safari park are among the tourist destinations that have shut indefinitely.
Airports across the nation have set up checkpoints to screen passengers from China and other countries for signs of illness, with local authorities accelerating quarantine efforts to contain the virus as a countless number of people visit relatives back home or travel overseas.
There are a dozen or so confirmed cases outside the country, with many more under monitoring.