Nearly 200 Canadians have been released after a two-week quarantine at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton.
A statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada explains that the 195 individuals arrived at Trenton after the second Canadian-chartered flight left Wuhan, China, on February 11, 2020.
Now that the quarantine period is completed, they will be transported to Toronto by the Canadian government before departing for their final destination.
The government says that this group of Canadians is receiving “the same level of support” as the 176 individuals who were released on February 21. Social services are said to be in place to support the families after they leave CFB Trenton.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, notes that all of the individuals tested negative for symptoms of COVID-19.
“Nobody tested positive during the whole time,” she says in an announcement on Tuesday morning. “They’re healthy and good to go.”
The Public Health Agency adds that they pose “no risk to others and can return to their usual activities.”
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In late 2019, a novel coronavirus infected several people in Wuhan. The virus is believed to have jumped from animals to humans at a food market in the city.
Wuhan has been locked down since January 23, with public transport options in and out of the city shut down.
With files from Megan Devlin