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Canadian Evacuees Arrive at Ontario Base

Canadian Evacuees Arrive at Ontario Base Photo: WDIO/MGN

from Associated Press reports
Created: February 07, 2020 10:48 AM

A plane carrying 176 evacuees from Wuhan, China, has landed at a military base in Ontario where they will spend 14 days under quarantine.

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The evacuation flight was arranged by the Canadian government. All of Canada's evacuees will stay at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, where they will be monitored for the virus that has caused hundreds of deaths in Wuhan.

Several governments have arranged similar flights including the U.S. and are requiring quarantines for the maximum incubation period of the virus to prevent local outbreaks.

Several dozen more Canadian passengers left China on board a United States government flight that departed a few hours later.

Canada has now six confirmed cases and the U.S. 12.

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