NEARLY 200 CANADIANS WINGING THEIR WAY HOME FROM CHINA
Feb 06, 2020
By Bob Komsic
It’s in the air – a plane with Canadian citizens who’ve left Wuhan China – epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
About 50 more Canadians are expected to leave in a few hours aboard an American government flight.
A second Canadian plane will be in China Monday to pick up any remaining citizens who want out.
All evacuees will spend 14 days under quarantine at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where they’ll be monitored to see if they caught the virus.
169 have been tested in the province for the virus.
104 have been cleared.
Currently, 62 are under investigation while the number of confirmed cases remains at 3.
Meanwhile, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says officials are widening their surveillance; outside of anyone who’d recently been in any of the affected regions of China.
Dr. David Williams says the maximum 14-day incubation period for the virus has passed since some parts of China were quarantined, so anyone returning from those regions would’ve likely already displayed symptoms if they were infected.
The monitoring is moving into a new phase now including, addressing concerns of anyone returning from parts of China that haven’t been under quarantine.