The Grand Princess cruise ship has made port in the San Francisco Bay area, carrying several thousand passengers and staff who have been stranded in the wake of a Wuhan Flu outbreak. Of those tested, 47 per cent of passengers were infected with the virus.
More than 200 Canadians are on board the ship, and are only being evacuated to Canada after the United States government requested the Canadian government do so. No action was taken by the Trudeau government prior to this.
If the virus has affected the Canadians proportionately, cases from the ship would outnumber all recorded domestic cases.
While the crisis unfolds, the Prime Minister has been spending the day at several belated International Women’s Day events.
First was an “armchair discussion” about female empowerment in the workforce, followed by a “roundtable discussion” covering the same.
Later, Trudeau headed to Ottawa to join a “STEM workshop for girls,” according to the PMO’s official itinerary.
Just hours ago, Canada reported its first death as a result of the virus. The victim was elderly and living in British Columbia.