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  • on this Wednesday night, the world prepares as the cove in 19 virus spreads.

  • I think there's pretty good agreement that we're heading towards a pandemic.

  • How ready is Canada?

  • How ill prepared is the U.

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  • And the confusion for travelers.

  • Plus, what do the warnings this could disrupt Our lives really mean?

  • I'll speak with an infectious disease specialist.

  • Tempers flare in tie and a *** fired up.

  • Protesters find new ways to try to disrupt rail service Why they weren't arrested.

  • What climate change will mean for Alberta.

  • A new report on how the province needs to adapt global National With Donna freezing Good evening and thanks for joining us.

  • We begin with what could be a tipping point in the spread of Cove in 19.

  • The World Health Organization now says there are more new cases of the Corona virus outside China than inside that country.

  • There are cases in every continent except Antarctica.

  • Now, with attention shifting from Asia to Europe, countries there are struggling to come up with a unified response.

  • And with so many unknowns, there's confusion about whether to travel and what to avoid.

  • Here's what we know about where the virus is spreading outside Asia right now, the biggest outbreaks are in Italy and Iran, and from there the infection is spreading kind of like a web across the world.

  • People who had bean in Italy are now linked to cases in Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil.

  • And people who had been in Iran are being linked to new cases in back rain.

  • Iraq, Kuwait and Oman.

  • Canada has recorded a second case in someone who traveled from Iran, and it's the 12th confirmed case here.

  • At least 46 countries and territories have detected the virus, and dozens of passengers who were let off the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have now developed symptoms, and 1/4 person has died.

  • Now another cruise ship has run into trouble is well, 6100 people are on board the memorabilia.

  • It's been turned away from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands because a crew member has flu like symptoms and is now in isolation on board.

  • The cruise ship company says it's just a case of the flu.

  • The ship is on route to its next port of call in Cozumel, Mexico, and in Italy, more than 400 people have tested positive for the virus.

  • That's the biggest outbreak outside Asia.

  • Crystal Demand Singh has our top story tonight.

  • Chemists in Milan are mixing up batches of hand sanitizer.

  • Customers concerned about the new Corona virus bought up all of the available stock.

  • Italy is the center of a European outbreak.

  • Red zones in the north are being patrolled by members of the military and police.

  • Anyone trying to sneak in or out could be jailed for three months.

  • This discount shoe and woman is stuck in Milan.

  • Waiting classes were suspended all techniques of this week, and that's basically all we've heard so far.

  • Iran is another location of particular concern.

  • It's believed there are farm or cove in 19 cases there than Iranian officials are reporting.

  • A special investigative team from the World Health Organization will arrive there this weekend.

  • Similar teams were deployed to China and one is working in Italy.

  • We take the virus and the situation very seriously.

  • At the same time, we should also remember that four out off five patients have mild symptoms undercover.

  • The fact that cove it 19 can be mild in some could be obscuring the true number of infected individuals.

  • Dr.

  • Michael Guard um, says it's likely there are many more people out there with the virus.

  • But we have not stopped anything.

  • And I think that you know, the academics that people like me who are out there looking at the epidemiology, I think there's pretty good agreement that we're heading towards a pandemic.

  • Slowing The spread is critical, but responses air different in each country.

  • In London, for example, the energy company Chevron told people toe work from home until test results come back for a worker with flu like symptoms, the UK has 13 cases.

  • South Korea has more than 1000 cases, but buses are still rolling after being disinfected in unease.

  • E times, this driver says it gives him a bit of comfort.

  • Crystal demands ING GLOBAL NEWS London Preparing for a virus that snooty humans and that experts still don't fully understand isn't simple.

  • Canada does have a plan on how to handle pandemics.

  • Tonight, Michael Immature takes a look at the mechanisms that are in place to tackle an outbreak.

  • Mike Well, Donna, as Cove in 19 has evolved into a wider global outbreak.

  • So too, has the federal government's approach to it.

  • While the health minister says the current risk in Canada is low, patty Hi Do is acknowledging that could change globally.

  • There's a higher likelihood that will see an outbreak in Canada.

  • High do doesn't want Canadians to panic, but she says it could be prudent for people to be prepared just in case.

  • It's really about first of all, making sure that you do have enough supplies if someone in your family becomes ill.

  • If you yourself become ill, that you have what you need to survive, you know for a week or so without having without going out.

  • Hi Do says Canada's national microbiology Lab in Winnipeg has a more robust test for the Corona virus than us, so in some ways were better prepared for a possible outbreak.

  • And, she added, There's a federally coordinated pandemic plan that's been in place since 2009.

  • There are a lot of similarities to how we would manage this compared to H one N one.

  • Dr Susie Hoda says some of the lessons learned from that outbreak and SARS were to ensure proper screening and proper protection for health care workers.

  • Then there's the plan for people in the community from things as simple as frequent hand washing to amore extreme step of suggesting people avoid mass gatherings.

  • Sometimes schools and other areas where people are congregating quite a bit can get closed.

  • So we modify the way that we interact with each other.

  • So we reduce that risk of people exposing each other.

  • Canada isn't there Yet into further calm fears on Terry Owes, chief medical officer says, we have a distinct advantage compared to past outbreaks.

  • We know the organism.

  • We have a lab test and forcing for us.

  • We have the experience of what China has worked through, and we have our epidemiologists and our experts in formulas what they learned, what they know, what we do with this virus.

  • Doctors say sharing information internationally can help mitigate a global pandemic.

  • Adding 10 years ago that level of coordination and collaboration didn't exist.

  • Donna Okay, Michael Couture in Ottawa, Thanks in the U.

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  • President Trump just addressed the American response to the virus.

  • He's blamed the media for making it look as bad as possible today.

  • He said he doesn't think the spread of the virus is inevitable, even though that's what officials from the American Centers for Disease Control said yesterday there are 60 confirmed cases in the U.

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  • Now that number is likely higher, though, because few people have been tested and many test kits were found to be faulty.

  • Jackson Prospero has been listening to the president Jackson.

  • What's his message?

  • Well, Donna, the president spent most of his press conference repeatedly downplaying the threat of Corona virus, suggesting it's very much the same as the flu, even though it's mortality rate is much, much higher.

  • Trump, in fact, expressed his own shock at learning about mortality rate of the regular flu.

  • He bragged that the US is better prepared than any country.

  • He said all cases of Corona virus in the U.

  • S will still be gone.

  • That does not jive with what his own experts have been saying in recent days.

  • They've proclaimed that is practically inevitable, that Corona virus will arrive in larger scale and community transmission here in the U.

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  • In the near future.

  • He also said that a vaccine will be here soon.

  • His own experts have said it's a year to 18 months away.

  • Bottom line, Donna, he's taking issue with the idea that spread here is inevitable.

  • Take a listen to what he said a short time ago.

  • Well, I don't think it's inevitable.

  • Probably.

  • Will it possibly will.

  • It could be a very small level.

  • There could be at a larger level what?

  • Whatever happens, we're totally prepared.

  • We have the best people in the world, Jackson, the president, sounding very optimistic.

  • Not many people in the US, though, have been tested.

  • I think it's about 500.

  • That compares to tens of thousands of people in countries like South Korea and the C B C D.

  • C.

  • Has admitted that some of its tests kits are faulty.

  • What's going on?

  • Yeah, there's a really concern here that no one has a full picture of the spread of the virus here in the U.

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  • Or whether community transmission is already taking place because of those limits and testing capacity.

  • As you mentioned faulty kids, they've been very narrowly distributed to only four or five sites.

  • The situation so dire for some health authorities that in Hawaii they've asked to send their samples to Japan for verification.

  • Donna, the president, has appointed his vice president, Mike pence to oversee all these efforts, but suggested that there's no need to ramp up testing capacity right now.

  • All right, Jackson Brasco in Washington Thank you.

  • There's a development tonight in the rail blockades in this country that would so it's hereditary.

  • Chief say some progress is being made about the RCMP presence on their territory in northern BC protests, though in blockades keep happening elsewhere.

  • Today, one reached a potentially dangerous new level.

  • A fire was lit along the tracks and tie and a *** Mohawk territory That's not far from the scene of a major police operation earlier this week.

  • The flaming debris eventually forced that train to stop temporarily.

  • The federal transport minister calls what happened?

  • Extremely reckless, David Achin reports.

  • A CN rail engineer sounds his horn time and time again, but protesters remain on the track.

  • And then at the last moment, these self described Mohawk Warriors story for safety.

  • Some pick up rocks toe hurled at the passing train.

  • This dramatic video was filmed by one of the protesters and streamed live on the group's Facebook site.

  • Now, though, Ontario Provincial Police dismantled a separate barricade at Tan Dien Aga on Monday.

  • These protesters are at a new site two kilometers away, and when CN Rail put its first trains through here in nearly three weeks, some protesters through burning debris on the tracks to try to stop it.

  • But this was an extremely reckless act and something that not only put in danger the life of people who were actually lighting this fire under a moving train, but also could have been very dangerous for many other people.

  • Then later in the day, at another rail crossing nine kilometers west, a car is driven onto the tracks and set on fire.

  • But the tie in the Nega protesters say they will not stand down until the RCMP leave.

  • What So it in territory in northern BC on further east in the key back mo hot community of Donal Logue.

  • More blockades also in support of that.

  • What so it the Kenyan government has to come to an agreement with They were suing tin chiefs.

  • That's what it's all about it and that's where the pressure should be.

  • Meanwhile, Kibet premier France while ago suggested Wednesday that the Ghana Wow gay protesters were armed with AK 47 assault rifles.

  • Logo offered no proof, though, and Mohawk leaders accuse Llego of inflaming tensions.

  • There's no armaments.

  • There's no arms or anything like that.

  • But it's clear that tension continues to build it.

  • Many of these flash points across the country and that tension may not begin to recede until what?

  • So it's hereditary.

  • Chiefs resolve their differences with the RCMP.

  • Donna Okay, David Aching and Ottawa.

  • Thanks.

  • So there was some optimism earlier today from the hereditary chiefs about the presence of the RCMP, and there were more talks today, But late today it seemed to fall apart, the chief said Onley Partial concessions have been made by the federal and provincial governments.

  • They want the RCMP and coastal gas link off their territory.

  • The chief's claim.

  • Both governments have now pulled out of talks with Cabinet ministers that it was thought might happen tomorrow.

  • Global Sarah McDonald is in northern BC and explains how the day played out signs of optimism and dialogue Wednesday in northern BC As with so it a nation's hereditary chiefs return to the table for another day of talks.

  • Their willingness federally to come here is there on our hope is that today will be the day when we can move forward.

  • That this week have involved former longtime member of Parliament's Nathan Cullen, acting as an intermediary between all sides involved in a standoff over pipeline politics.

  • Arrests on indigenous lands only adding fuel to the fire of a national crisis that's quickly veering off the rails.

  • The injunction says that we're trespassing on CNN property assholes were concerned is trespassing and Archer, this chief of Get Sand Nation, a longtime neighbor, an ally of the with So it in one of those detained on Monday, as RCMP moved in to clear a blockades erected in solidarity with his hereditary counterparts that gets out, Nation couldn't very well stand by on with them.

  • Take all the heavy lifting but a large faction of what?