In contrast to nationals who have been evacuated from the region to Wuhan, due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the military that conducted this operation will not have to spend 14 days in quarantine.
Friday, 174 Canadians arrived, thanks to a charter flight dedicated to their repatriation, to the base in Trenton, Ontario, where they must spend two weeks in quarantine, to ensure that they are not affected by the virus. They were joined a few hours later with 39 other Canadians, who were evacuated on board a plane chartered by the u.s. government.
In contrast to these 213 canadian patients in observation, the military personnel on board the chartered plane will not have to go through a quarantine period. These soldiers did not remain long enough in Wuhan and were wearing protective equipment during their contact with passengers, has highlighted the public health Agency of Canada to justify its decision.
“I have evaluated each member of the medical staff of the canadian armed Forces, which has accompanied the travellers on their return, and I determined that they do not represent any serious danger to the public health and that, therefore, the maintenance of their quarantine is not necessary,” said the director-in-chief of the public health agency of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam, by issuing a press release Sunday.
No Canadian has been sick for the return flight to the country and, to this day, none of them presented symptoms similar to those caused by the virus 2019-nCoV.