Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London



Statement regarding confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London


This afternoon, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus.

This individual is a Western student.

Since returning to London, Ont. from Wuhan, China on January 23, and before showing any symptoms, the student took great care and responsibility by self-isolating at home and seeking appropriate medical attention.

The student has not been on Western’s campus since returning to London, and Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) officials have confirmed there is very low risk to the campus community.

Western and MLHU officials are monitoring the student, who is now in good health.

For the latest information on Novel Coronavirus please visit:

Ontario Ministry of Health

Middlesex-London Health Unit

Western’s Novel Coronavirus website



Keith Marnoch, Director, Media and Community Relations

Western University

226-927-3471 (cell)


Dan Flaherty, Communications Manager

Middlesex-London Health Unit

519-617-0570 (cell)