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COVID-19: Test results of 2 military members self-isolating at CFB Greenwood were negative

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Two Canadian Armed Forces members have been tested for COVID-19 after returning Wednesday from Italy, which remains the centre of Europe’s COVID-19 outbreak, particularly in the north.

The pair were among 71 Canadian Armed Forces members returning after taking part in a military exercise overseas.

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The Department of National Defence said in a statement Friday that although the members were not taken to Italy’s affected areas, they still got screened.

As a result of the screening, two members got further testing for COVID-19 based on their self-reported symptoms.

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According to the John Hopkins database, there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide, but the countries that have been hit the most are Mainland China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.

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Moreover, to this day there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. Canadian cases have been reported in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.