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Ontario reports Canada’s 12th case of COVID-19

As fears about the spread of the coronavirus continue to mount around the world and hundreds of new cases are being reported in Asia, a fifth case has been disclosed in Ontario. It is the second case announced this week» 

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Quebec school cancels Japan trip over coronavirus concerns

About 40 students from L’école Polyvalente Le Carrefour in Gatineau, Quebec, were supposed to leave for an 11 day trip to Japan this Friday, however that has now changed.  According to CBC News, the Draveurs school board sent a letter» 

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Canadian cruise ship passengers stranded in Japan begin quarantine in Canada

Canadian passengers who were stranded in Japan for more than two weeks on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship have begun a 14-day quarantine after arriving in Canada earlier today, federal officials said. A plane chartered by the federal» 

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Flight carrying Canadian cruise passengers from Japan on way home

A passenger plane chartered by the federal government to bring nearly 200 Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan is on its way home and is expected to arrive in Canada in the wee hours of Friday, Foreign» 

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Canadians stranded on cruise ship in Japan to fly back on Friday

Canadian passengers stranded on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 infection are expected to begin embarking on a flight to Canada on Thursday evening, according to Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne.» 

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Canadians quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship will come back to Canada

The Canadian federal government has announced plants to bring the Canadian citizens on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship back to Canada, according to a press release from Global Affairs Canada.  Canadians will be checked for symptoms of the coronavirus» 

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More cases of coronavirus on quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Japan’s health ministry has confirmed another 39 new cases of the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The latest update means that there have been 174 confirmed cases of the virus, at least seven of which are Canadian. The» 


2nd chartered plane leaves Wuhan with 185 Canadians on board

The second passenger plane chartered by the federal government to repatriate the remaining Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, is on its way to Canada, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne confirmed Monday. “The plane» 

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Canadians repatriated from Wuhan begin 14-day quarantine in Canada

More than 200 Canadians who were repatriated from Wuhan, the Chinese metropolis at the epicentre of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, on two separate flights began their 14 day quarantine at a Canadian military base in Ontario Friday. The first group» 

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Ottawa set to dispatch second plane to Wuhan ‘to bring every Canadian home’

A chartered plane with 194 Canadians on board has left the Chinese city of Wuhan and is expected to arrive at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton near Toronto Friday morning. after a short refuelling stop in Vancouver, officials announced Thursday.»