Advisory lifted in Toronto, remains in China

WASHINGTON -- The World Health Organization April 29 lifted its travel advisory for Toronto, saying the magnitude of probable SARS cases declined; 20 days elapsed since the last cases of "community transmission occurred;" and there have been no new confirmation of exported SARS cases there.

According to WHO, Canadian authorities provided assurances that "pro-active screening measures" will be taken at airports.

Toronto, meanwhile, is still classified by WHO as an "affected area," a status that Vietnam shed April 28.

WHO travel advisories remain in place for parts of China, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Guandong and Shanxi provinces.

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