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Laura Osman

Second plane carrying outbreak evacuees arrives in Trenton, Ont.

OTTAWA—A second Canadian plane carrying evacuees from the quarantined region of Hubei, China, has landed at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in southern Ontario.

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a release Tuesday that the plane landed with 130 Canadians and 58 accompanying family members.

China to keep families together: Champagne

OTTAWA—The Liberal government insisted China let parents and other primary caregivers accompany their Canadian children after leaving Wuhan, the epicentre of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, even if they are not citizens themselves.

“We insisted on the concept of family unity,” Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said yesterday in Ottawa.