The coronaviruses are a major public health threat and are increasingly affecting young people and vulnerable populations across the country.
They have also been a major cause of social media disruption and have created a great deal of concern among Canadians.
In a bid to combat the spread of the virus, Health Canada has asked Canadians to share their experiences with coronavireas and offer feedback about how they are affected.
There have been several coronaviral-related social media events since the start of the pandemic.
On Thursday, Health Minister Rona Ambrose posted a photo on Twitter of her with a young child in her arms and said, “What’s that for?
A photo op?”
The tweet sparked immediate criticism, and the government responded with a statement saying it “strongly encourages Canadians to exercise caution in sharing photos of their children on social media.”
On Saturday, Ambrose announced a new public awareness campaign called “What You Need to Know,” which will feature a new series of online videos, tweets and letters to help Canadians understand the virus.
The government is also working with experts to develop an app that will offer answers to questions like, “How does the coronave virus spread?”
Earlier this month, the Public Health Agency of Canada released a list of 101 ways Canadians can help.
Some of the tips include using hand sanitizer, wearing face masks, and using hand-held mobile phones to keep your phone charged.
With files from The Canadian Press