So far, no cases have been detected at airports.
The World Health Organisation has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of worldwide concern.
Wuhan, a city of 11 million, has been in virtual lockdown since Thursday, with almost all flights at the airport canceled and checkpoints blocking the main roads leading out of town. Almost all flights at Wuhan's airport have been cancelled and checkpoints block the main roads leading out of town.
Medical staff have shared similar frustrations online, and as many as eight hospitals in Wuhan on Thursday began asking the public for help because its medical supplies are running increasingly low.
Health officials say she is doing well and is in stable condition.
The facility will be a prefabricated structure on a 25,000 sq m lot, slated for completion February 3.
Ottawa's closeness to Toronto and Montreal is one reason some residents worry the virus could spread from those cities to the capital.
China on Friday confirmed it has now locked down eight cities, home to more than 23 million people, and pledged to build a new hospital within six days in Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus that is sweeping across the country and through Asia.
In France, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said that two infected patients had travelled in China and that France should brace for more such cases. Officials say there are now around 830 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 26 people have died from the respiratory illness.
Health officials in Chicago are "investigating locations where this patient went after returning to IL and are identifying any close contacts who were possibly exposed". "He's fine", Ms Buzyn said.
A doctor treating victims infected with the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan has died from the virus amid signs that the area's health system is struggling to cope with the outbreak.
Earlier this week, a man in Washington state was diagnosed with the virus after returning from a trip to China.
"We want to try to stop and prevent people from coming to the United States if they have it", Barrasso told reporters, without providing any details of how that might be accomplished.
A traveller wears a mask, after stepping off a direct flight from China, as Canada's Public Health Agency added a screening question for visitors at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada January 24, 2020. The coronavirus can also lead to shortness of breath and chills, and in very serious cases, it can cause pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney failure and death.
The primary symptoms of coronavirus are high fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.
Earlier on Saturday, Beijing has announced that the death toll from the outbreak has reached 41, with confirmed cases increasing to 1,287.
That's the city of Wuhan's emergency response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, something Dr. Marcus Zervos with the Henry Ford Health System says presents a lot like the flu.
"This is a rapidly changing situation both overseas and domestically", Messonnier said during the news conference.
The virus has caused global concern because of its similarity to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed hundreds across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003 and spread to a number of other countries.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the new virus.