Ministers on Canadian Evacuation from Quarantined Cruise Ship

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Ministers on Canadian Evacuation from Quarantined Cruise Ship

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Health Minister Patty Hajdu provide an update on the evacuation of Canadian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined in Japan since February 5 amid an onboard coronavirus outbreak. The Canadian flight is expected to leave Japan on February 20. Passengers will be taken to Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Ontario to be assessed before being moved to the NAV Canada Training Centre in Cornwall, Ont., for an additional two-week quarantine period. Of the 256 Canadian passengers on board, 47 have tested positive for the coronavirus and will be treated in Japan. (February 19, 2020) (no interpretation)