Canadians in Wuhan

TORONTO – Canadian Forces will assist in receiving Canadian federal chartered planes would take from Wuhan, China, according to a statement from the Chief of Defense Staff General J.H. Vance.

CAF medical team is also in charge will be with government officials and help Canada after they were discharged at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario.

Vance assured Trenton, Ontario. residents that “while we host our fellow citizens because they undergo medical observation and evaluation, there is no risk to you and your family.”

The plane was hired as Global Affairs Canada received 325 requests from Canadians who want to leave China’s Hubei province, which is in the midst of an outbreak of a new coronavirus. It will arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam first before it is deployed to Wuhan, according to Global Affairs Canada on Sunday.

Airspace into a locked-down city of Wuhan is now closed, but the plane was going to land after the Chinese government to authorize. Global Affairs gave no indication about the status of the flight.

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Both government officials and military personnel traveling to Hanoi, said Global Affairs Canada. And this group is in the process of obtaining a visa from the Chinese government to get in Wuhan.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also held Incident Response Group to determine the next steps in helping the group that is being discharged. This group discusses actions to be taken, including medical examinations and the period of observation at the base.

The department said consultations with the US and the UK for cooperation in the effort, since the word is exploring all avenues to help Canadians who left Wuhan and that it will provide an update to those affected.

“We take the safety and security of Canada abroad very seriously and provides credible information and timely in our ‘advice’ to allow Canada to make a decision well-informed about their travel abroad,” said Global Affairs spokesman Sylvain Leclerc, add departments “are monitoring the situation.”

“It is important to note that individuals do not have to present themselves to the airport without notice because they will not be allowed to board the plane,” said Leclerc.

The death toll in China rose to 361 on Sunday, and the number of cases worldwide surged beyond 17 205, according to the National Health Commission of China and other countries.

FAMILIES GROUNDED

Canada has four known cases – three in Ontario and one in British Columbia. The Canadian government has not said whether Canada arrived from China will be quarantined.

Health officials in Canada said that despite the widespread fear of the virus, the possibility of contracting in Canada is very low. But people have to take the normal cold and flu season precautions

On January 29, the Global Affairs Canada increased the level of risk in order to avoid non-essential travel to China because of the outbreak of coronavirus. The next day, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of a new virus from China’s global health emergency.

WHO director-general told reporters Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus main reason for the declaration is due to how the virus can affect other countries. “Our biggest concern is the potential for this virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems are not prepared to deal with it,” he said.

The spread of the coronavirus has grounded tens of Canadian families in the region who have been affected by flight cancellations and abroad. But the problem is exacerbated for families with relatives China.

The Chinese government has told Canada only those who have entered China with a Canadian passport will be allowed to board the chartered plane so that Canadian families – with a relative who is a citizen of China – is forced to decide whether to go or stay put.

Leclerc urged Canadian citizens elsewhere in China “who wanted to leave should do so while commercial means continue to be available and provided safely to do so.” But residents warned they “should carefully check the entry and exit requirements for the countries they might transit through. ”

OTHER COUNTRIES CHARTER FLIGHTS OUT OF CHINA

On Sunday, a French-chartered plane carrying 300 people from both China landed at a military base in Bouches-du-Rhone, in southern France. The first plane landed in France on Friday.

Close to 200 Americans who previously were evacuated from Wuhan and will be quarantined for two weeks. Center for Disease Control and Prevention say this is the first time a federal quarantine has been implemented in the US since the 1960s At the time, health officials are concerned about the potential spread of smallpox.

South Korea followed the footsteps of the US and also quarantining refugees who arrived on Friday. The facilities have been established in Asan and Jincheon, where residents protesting refugees who entered into their environment.

Residents there throwing objects, including eggs at government officials.

Meanwhile, the Australian government has defended plans to send refugees to Christmas Island. No facilities house asylum seekers discarded and convicted criminals.

The Canadian Press reported some Australians said they would prefer to stay in China.

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