Vancouver - 187 Canadians have died from Covid-19 while confirmed cases have escalated to 12,519 with 18 other cases awaiting results.
Nations across the globe are scrambling to contain novel coronavirus as global tally of cases rises over 80,000 and deaths mount in Asia and Europe.
Panic buying has emptied shelves in some Italian cities as deaths and infections rise. Iran's deputy minister of health has been quarantined and the coronavirus infections globally are at over 80,000. 33 countries have infections.
Deaths and infections are mounting in Italy, Iran and South Korea as coronavirus pandemic looms. 29 countries now have infections.