Wuhan virus: Toronto arrivals from China say no special screening at Pearson Airport

A recent visit to the arrivals terminal at Pearson International Airport had us flummoxed.

For starters, travelers arriving from China said they didn’t endure hardly any additional screening. They weren’t even asked if they were suffering from coughing bouts or fever they were merely asked if they had visited Wuhan recently (ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak).

And if the authorities are telling us there’s nothing to fear, why are so many staffers at Pearson donning masks and gloves?

And what’s the deal with those two Canada Border Service Agency employees who went into Sgt. Schultz mode (“I know nothing; I saw nothing”) the moment we asked them about the #coronavirus?