Numismatic world grinds to halt as Canada takes aim at COVID-19

As of March 23, COVID-19 has hit more than 190 countries with nearly 375,000 cases and 16,000 deaths worldwide.

In a matter of days, dozens of shows, auctions, club meetings and other numismatic events in Canada were cancelled as cases of COVID-19 sharply increased. Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) community-based measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many show organizers are cancelling their events. In addition to public and mass gathering cancellations, these community-based approaches include social distancing, school closures and workplace measures and closures. "Measures taken to reduce the amount of time individuals spend in large crowds or in crowded spaces can be effective to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in a community," reads PHAC’s recent notice, available at canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html. Continue reading →

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