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43 Canadians on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19

BY , Feb 19, 2020 2:47 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu listens to a questions during press conference in Ottawa on February 3, 2020. The government has released its plan to improve health care and support for people who are affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a potentially serious mental condition that can take root when someone is exposed to a traumatic event.The plan, released today by Health Minister Patty Hajdu, charts a path forward for how the government approaches occupational PTSD, considering supports can vary province to province and workplace to workplace. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The federal government says there are now 43 Canadians on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan who have contracted the novel coronavirus.

Meantime about 225 others from the Diamond Princess are set to arrive home later this week.

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu says it's not yet clear just how many of those Canadians will be airlifted home.

But she stresses that any sick people will have to stay in Japan for treatment.

The healthy Canadians who come home will have to be quarantined for another two weeks in Cornwall, Ontario.

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