Meanwhile, down at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, precious little has changed regarding the screening of international arrivals.
I ventured back to Pearson International to see what new security measures regarding the Coronavirus have been put into place and there isn’t much to report. There are now some additional posters and message boards offering COVID-19 advice; as well, I noticed the Coronavirus information pamphlets are now printed in nine languages as opposed to just English and French.
But when I interviewed passengers arriving to Toronto from London, England, they said there was precious little enhanced screening being done. Sometimes agents simply handed them pamphlets to read without verbally advising them of the new normal — i.e., that the 14-day quarantine takes effect immediately (meaning they cannot even pull over for gas or groceries on the way home.) As per usual, no one was subjected to remote temperature-taking.
Oh, and remember how last week federal Minister of Health Patricia Hajdu said asymptomatic passengers would be given face masks by customs agents? False.
Not one person deplaning the London flight noticed such gifting — nor did they even see a supply of masks for agents to hand out. Gee, could the reason for that be the fact that our altruistic Prime Minister give away our supply of masks to China several weeks ago? It’s the kind of basic dictatorship he admires, after all...