The novel coronavirus has spread all over the world. Even though it started in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the virus has now spread to almost every corner of the world. At first, it was spread by people travelling to other countries or returning to their home countries. But now, it is spreading by community transmission all over the world. Anyone, regardless of their travel history, can be infected.
Moreover, the virus is extremely contagious.
Thus, to stop the spread of the virus, travel activities have been halted in multiple countries. Flights ad trains have been cancelled in various countries.
As a consequence, hundreds of people are stuck in foreign countries. The people of Canada are no different.
To help Canadian citizens stuck in other countries, Air Canada has started a repatriation process.
WHAT IS AIR CANADA DOING?
In collaboration with the government of Canada, Air Canada is flying multiple flights a day to bring back Canadian citizens from various countries.
Since 21 March, the flight service has brought back Canadians from 4 countries in 10 flights. These countries are Morocco (21, 23, 25 March), Peru (24, 26, 27 March), Ecuador (25, 27, 29 March), and Spain (25 March).
On March 28th alone, they operated 59 flights to bring back nearly 8,500 citizens from across the globe.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF CORONAVIRUS IN CANADA?
Just like any other country, coronavirus has gripped Canada.
The virus has since infected 7,300 individuals, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
Even though Sophie Trudeau has been given the all-clear by her doctors, the Prime Minister has said that he will continue to self-isolate for 14 days, in accordance with the state protocol.
While the virus has claimed 70 lives in the country, nearly 1,000 people have recovered.