The aircraft of the Canadian Forces has been forced to make an about-face during flight, after the military had learned that a person of the base of the Trenton, which had entered into contact with the plane and the passengers had been declared positive with the COVID-19.
July 5, 2020 14h39
An aircraft of the armed Forces must return to the country because of the sars coronavirus
The canadian Press
OTTAWA — A military plane carrying troops from canada to Latvia was forced to turn back because of fears that people on board may have been exposed to the COVID-19.
A spokesman for the ministry of Defence, Jessica Lamirande, has indicated that the device Polaris, carrying approximately 70 military and members of the crew had departed on July 2, the canadian Forces base in Trenton, Ontario. All the occupants had been placed two weeks in quarantine.
All military personnel deployed in overseas missions must submit to such measures of quarantine to ensure that it does not carry the COVID-19 in another country, or does not contaminate the unit.
Despite these precautions, the plane was forced to make an about-face during flight, after the military had learned that a person of the base of the Trenton, which had entered into contact with the plane and the passengers had been declared positive for the disease.
The persons aboard the aircraft will now undergo 14 days of isolation before returning to their mission. Ms. Lamirande said that the delay would not have major impacts on Canada’s mission in Latvia.
Canada currently supplies approximately 540 soldiers in a battle group to NATO in Latvia the main task of which is to discourage the activity of Russian forces in eastern Europe.