He said the planes sent across the Pacific to pick up PSA – one on behalf of the federal government and the other for a province – returned to Canada on Monday. Trudeau declined to identify the province.
The Prime Minister described “severe restrictions” on the ground in China regarding how long a plane can stay at airports before being forced to leave – full or not.
He said supply lines and truck deliveries to China’s airports are “difficult and interrupted by checkpoints and quarantine measures.” Trudeau did not state whether the recent introduction of stricter export controls in China has contributed to the delays.
But he said Canada has still received millions of PSAs in the past few days – and he expects more shipments to arrive in the coming days and weeks.
For Canada’s Covid-19 response, Trudeau today announced new $ 350 million funding for charities and nonprofits that provide essential services to vulnerable people.