Coronavirus: Government chartering plane for Canadians on Grand Princess

The federal government is sending a plane to pick up Canadians on a cruise ship off the coast of California that has confirmed COVID-19 cases on board.

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Sunday that the passengers on the Grand Princess will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in eastern Ontario.

There are 237 Canadian passengers on board, according to Global Affairs Canada.

“Ensuring the health and safety of Canadians both at home and abroad remains our priority,” Champagne said in a statement. “We are working hard to help Canadians return home and make sure appropriate measures are in place to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19.”

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