The government of Canada is being urged to evacuate Canadian citizens still in Wuhan
Canadians are now urging the government to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, China.
With the U.S., France, South Korea, and several other countries preparing to airlift citizens out of the heart of the coronavirus epidemic, Canadian citizens are beginning to wonder why Justin Trudeau is dragging his feet.
One man called for immediate action.
Canada needs to also evacuate our people before we are not able to for one reason or another.🇨🇦😷#coronavirus #Wuhan #WuhanVirus— Daniel Doyle (@3ThreeD) January 28, 2020
And another man wasn't very happy with Justin Trudeau.
France will evacuate its citizens from the Chinese city at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak.— Huck Foley (@foley_huck) January 27, 2020
French citizens who want to leave Wuhan will be taken on a direct flight to France and then held in quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, Canada does nothing.
Two Canadian citizens stuck in Wuhan are asking the government for help.
I am also stuck in wuhan. I was able to call the embassy yesterday and they said there are no plans. They were only able to send me a weixin link for hospitals to go no. No official help whatsoever— Cheng Teng Teng Wu (@PatteWu) January 28, 2020
And another woman has started a petition asking Canada to evacuate citizens from Wuhan.
Government of Canada: Urging the Canadian Government to Evacuate Canadian Citizens in Wuhan, China - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/QOx9mc8xxo via @Change— Lily Liu (@LilyFionaLiu) January 28, 2020
That being said, a Canadian man in Wuhan has pointed out that putting potentially infected people into "a container with recycled air" for 12 hours might be too great of a risk.
Instead, the man advises that Canadians remain indoors and wait out the situation in Wuhan.
Justin Trudeau has yet to issue an official response to whether the government is considering evacuating Canadian citizens.
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