As Canadians aboard the quarantined cruise ship in Japan anxiously await an expected flight home Thursday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu is set to visit the military base where they will eventually join hundreds of other evacuees currently held in isolation to prevent potential spread of the new coronavirus.
An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several days in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo.
With more Canadians expected to arrive home and be quarantined over fears of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Patty Hajdu is visiting the military base where several hundred people are waiting out the incubation period.
The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive for the virus.
As the world continues to respond to COVID-19 -- the virus that has gripped public attention and worry since the end of December -- scientists are asking if we really learned our lesson from previous viral outbreaks.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says it will review its protocols for health-care workers after nurses' unions denounced the national guidelines set out for dealing with the novel coronavirus earlier this month.