Foreign Affairs Min. on Quarantined Cruise Ships, Wuhan Evacuations

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Foreign Affairs Min. on Quarantined Cruise Ships, Wuhan Evacuations

Speaking with reporters in Dakar, Senegal, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne provides an update on the plight of Canadians aboard two cruise ships that have been quarantined in Asia due to concerns about coronavirus. He also faces questions about the federal government’s efforts to repatriate Canadians from Wuhan, China, amid the ongoing outbreak in that region.

Champagne is accompanying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a weeklong overseas trip, which includes scheduled stops in Ethiopia, Kuwait, Senegal, and Germany. (February 13, 2020) (no interpretation)