TORONTO – A Canadian woman whose husband has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China said he holds hope that the results of her test two-year-old daughter came back negative so that they can return to Canada as soon as possible.
Amelia Pan said her husband and her daughter traveled to Wuhan to visit the father-in-law, who was dying of cancer, on 17 Jan
The day after their arrival, Pan received word that his mother and father-in-law had been tested positive for coronavirus and her husband had contracted the fever. He later tested positive for the virus, forcing health officials to separate him from their daughter, who was placed in quarantine in a different hospital.
“Breaking my heart. Every second that I do not see my son, I did not hear from him, I’m afraid,” said Pan, who spoke to CTV News Channel via Skype from Richmond, BC on Thursday.
“These days the only living hell for me and it’s getting worse by the second.”
Princess Pan, Cerena, has been in quarantine since January 29. He was originally listed in the manifest for the first evacuation flight left Wuhan, but her mother draws its name from the list after he contracted a fever.
He said doctors in China did not seem concerned with the results of the initial test toddler.
“I still hope – and the doctors in China still hope – that it was just a common cold,” he said.
Should the test result comes back negative for coronavirus, Cerena can be released from the hospital on Saturday.
Pan’shusband, which is said to be recovering from a virus, could be released from hospital at the beginning of next week waiting for the results are obvious.
“They can not see each other for two weeks,” said Pan.
Worse, Pan’s father-in-law died earlier this week. It is not clear whether he died because complicated associated with the coronavirus.
“It’s been a very difficult time for all of us,” he said.
The federal government announced Thursday that they have earned a second chartered flight to evacuate all Canadians in Wuhan, the center of the outbreak.
“With the second flight, we will be able to bring any home Canada,” said Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne at a press conference on Thursday.
A total of 211 people given a seat on the first flight repatriation, is expected to arrive on Canadian soil Friday morning. It is estimated that 50 Canadians will abandon ship Wuhan Airlines American.
Pan said he continued to hope that both her husband and daughter will be cleared medically so they can get on a plane that promised both, noting he has been in contact with Canadian officials.
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