Government ministers and health officials will provide an update on the repatriation plan for 237 Canadians on board the quarantined Grand Princess cruise ship hit with the coronavirus.

Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo will hold a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa at 11:15 a.m. ET. will carry it live.

The Canadians are among the 3,500 on board the cruise ship now docked off the coast of Oakland, Calif. They will be transported by government-chartered plane to Trenton, Ont., where they will be assessed before undergoing a 14-day quarantine.

The Grand Princess cruise ship — where 19 crew members and two passengers have tested positive for the virus — headed to the port of Oakland, Calif., after sitting off San Francisco for days. 

In Canada, as of early Monday morning health officials in four provinces had reported 67 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19.

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