Our premier has now set the number of people in a group as five, except for a family or those isolating together. I also heard on the noon news today that social distancing has cut the number of person to person contacts in half - so it seems to be working.
I didn't get out for a run yesterday or today because it has been cold and raining. I have turned into a fair weather runner. :-(
Just had an email notification that the Tamarack Race Weekend in May has been cancelled. I had signed up for another 5K race. The committee is trying to think of something else to do over the weekend. One thing is there will be no monetary return because most of that money has already been spent or committed. Apparently we will still be getting a t-shirt and medal. I am planning on doing something that Saturday. One thing that will be missing is the Ottawa Hash House Harriers water station at the 36K mark. Will be missing out on a reason to get dressed up in my red dress.
16:45 Eastern Daylight time 30 March 2020
From https://covidly.com which gives an almost minute to minute update.
(Update while I was putting this together)
USA remains number 1 in reported and active cases
China reporting number of active cases decreasing.
203 of 255 regions affected
Country Cases Active Deaths
World 771,353 577,227 36,918
Top 5 countries by number of cases
United States 157,008 148,989 2,863
Italy 101,739 75,528 11,591
Spain 85,197 61,035 7,382
China 81,644 2,630 3,304
Germany 64,777 57,677 578
Canada 7,296 6,275 74
Ontario 1,355 1,332 23
Ottawa 130 21 hospital 2 - as reported on the CTV 17:00 news.
Getting information from the local news is a hit and miss exercise.