Second plane carrying Canadian evacuees from China's Wuhan arrives at Canada base

Coronavirus: Risk to Canadians still 'low'

The government plans to unite the latest batch of evacuees with the 213 Canadians and their families who left Wuhan last week, and who are already under a mandatory quarantine at the base.

They were finally relieved only once they had stepped on to the plane together, Yuan said.

A second government plane landed at CFB Trenton at about 6:30 a.m.

While most evacuees are in rooms in the Yukon Lodge, a motel on the base, some of the new arrivals will be put up in Hastings Hall, a historic building typically used as officers' quarters that was built in 1934.

"I wanted to make sure that we're all linked up", he said.

"Those numbers can change as we know, but we are very grateful for the work that's happening at the Canadian level, the collaboration amongst all the levels of government to ensure that we can detect and contain that spread, so the risk remains low for Canadians", she said.

Canadian teacher Wayne Duplessis and his family boarded the plane in Wuhan.

The passengers were thoroughly assessed by quarantine officers from the Public Health Agency of Canada soon after the plane landed, and they also show no signs of the novel coronavirus.

"It was getting desperate", Duplessis said from the airport while waiting for the flight. "We continue to monitor the situation internationally, work with our partners, particularly the World Health Organization, to make sure that everything we're doing is consistent with what needs to happen to keep Canadians safe". The patient arrived from China on the first evacuation flight to a military base in San Diego, and is said to be doing well.

In a press release, the federal government advised Canadians in China outside of Hubei province, whose presence there is "non-essential", to consider leaving by commercial means.

The cruise line is following the Japanese health ministry's "disembarkation protocols to provide medical care for these new cases", the company said in a news release.

Including those on this flight and the first evacuation plane, which left Wuhan last week, almost 400 people are under a two-week quarantine at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ont.

Health officials have given another quarantined ship in Hong Kong the all-clear, allowing passengers and crew to disembark. She stressed, however, that Canadians should be most concerned about the number of confirmed cases in Canada: now seven with no new cases.

The United States has now recorded its 13th case of the new coronavirus.

There are seven Canadians with confirmed cases of the coronavirus contracted aboard one of the ships, which is docked in the port city of Yokohama, just outside Tokyo.



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