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CAF to Assist in Getting Canadians Out of China

Chief of the Defence Staff General Vance has announced that the Canadian Armed Forces will be assisting in retrieving Canadians from Wuhan, China.

The military will take a plane to China.

Medical teams from the Forces are going to assist Canadian once they land at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

There are 325 Canadians who wish to leave Wuhan.

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province with 11.08 million residents.

It is unclear when the flight will happen since the airspace over Wuhan is currently closed as the city is on lock-down.

The city is under a lockdown as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Some have speculated the epidemic to have emerged from the city's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Jianghan District, which has since been shut down.

An estimated five million people left the city before the lockdown began, prompting anger and criticism of the government's late quarantine of the city.

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