Countries around the world are currently dealing with the coronavirus. Canada is one of them. In this critical time, medical professionals are working hard to limit the spread of the virus through the public and prepare hospitals for the influx of patients waiting for testing and treatment. Read ahead to find out how R Courier can be useful in this stressful time.


The Coronavirus

The coronavirus (officially known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19) is a respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. It is highly infectious. Experts believe that it’s spread through sneezes and coughs, similar to strains of influenza.

The symptoms vary wildly. Some patients experience only mild symptoms. Others have severe symptoms that result in respiratory failure and death. People above the age of 65 or who have compromised immune systems have a higher risk of infection.

Here are some of the symptoms that everyone should be watching for:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Some people who have been infected are asymptomatic. They have no warning signs that tell them to get tested to confirm their status. They have no knowledge that they are carriers of the virus. They will not know that they are contagious and should be under self-isolation, which risks an increased spread of the illness.

In the span of months, the virus has reached different countries, likely due to international air travel and cruises. The World Health Organization first called the issue a public health emergency and now refers to it as a pandemic.


Coronavirus and Toronto

Toronto is the most populated city in Canada. With over 6 million residents living in close proximity, it’s especially vulnerable during a pandemic.

As soon as positive coronavirus cases started appearing in the country, Toronto responded promptly. The city announced cancellations and closures of large public events and popular tourist sites. Many large companies began the transition to remote work to prevent the spread in offices. Universities and colleges shut down and moved classes online. Without these precautions, the virus will spread rapidly throughout the public, leading to overcrowded hospitals and higher rates of fatalities.


Helping Hospitals across the GTA

In this crucial moment, medical professionals will need to have fast access to essential medical supplies and information. They can’t afford to have slow delivery times or delayed arrivals. They will need everything from test samples to surgical masks to arrive as soon as possible. That’s where R Courier can come in to help.

We offer time sensitive medical delivery services that medical professionals can rely on at any time of day. We work 24/7 because we know that doctors, nurses and other experts in the community don’t clock out at 5:00 pm. If you need a package delivered immediately, you can order a Direct delivery, which will be transported within one and a half to two hours, depending on the pickup and delivery zones. Or, you can order an Urgent delivery. This will be given the top-priority and transported non-stop to the destination.

We also have features like GPS shipment tracking technology and an ETA board so that you can see how quickly your package will take to arrive. This can give you some peace of mind, especially when you have a tight deadline.

Test out our services to see for yourself. You can schedule a delivery today and see exactly how fast, professional and courteous our couriers are.

A health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic will affect hospitals and other medical facilities for months. Tensions will be high. Doctors and nurses will be overworked. So, they will need a service like R Courier that can handle all of their crucial deliveries.