More Canadians have arrived home after being evacuated from China. A plane carrying 185 passengers landed at CFB Trenton in Ontario just after 6:00 a.m. on February 11, where they will be kept for monitoring. This is the second evacuation flight to Canada.
Another aircraft carrying 176 people previously landed at the same Canadian Forces base on February 7. An American Forces plane also brought 39 Canadians home, dropping them off in Vancouver.
According to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, none of the Canadians being kept in quarantine at CFB Trenton have shown any symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
"I have authorized the release of 5 flight crew members who accompanied the returning travellers from Vancouver to CFB Trenton," Tam said in a statement on February 10.
"I have also authorized the release of a Government of Canada employee who boarded the first repatriation flight in Hanoi to provide support on the flight from Wuhan to Trenton."
The rest of the arriving passengers will continue to remain under the standard 14-day quarantine, with their conditions being assessed throughout that time.
In response to this, laboratories in Edmonton and Saskatchewan are working on their own solutions to the coronavirus. These include a face mask that can actually kill the virus, as well as a vaccine (however human trials would not start for at least a year).
According to the Canadian Press via Global News, Bruce Aylward, a Canadian epidemiologist, will also be leading a team of World Health Organization experts in China to study the outbreak.
Internationally, there have been 42,968 confirmed cases of coronavirus in 25 different countries.
The illness has also resulted in 1,018 deaths as of February 11, according to the World Health Organization.