The Canadian Forces Are Deploying A Team To Assist Canadians In China

The Canadian military will have a role in the exodus of Canadians from Wuhan, China. A six-member military medical team is set to conduct a health screening of evacuees before they board a Canada-bound flight. They will continue monitoring passengers on the flight home. Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says nearly 400 Canadians have asked for help leaving, but only 211 people will be able to fit on the plane. Champagne says a U.S. plane will evacuate a few dozen more Canadians. More than 560 people have now died from the virus. Meanwhile, it was a positive test results for a pair of Canadians that are on a quarantined cruise ship off Japan. Confirmation of the infections were part of a second round of tests, after the ship was quarantined in Yokohama.

Photo Credit: Cpl K. Beliwicz via Canadian Forces Twitter

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan