The two planes from the DR which were temporarily detained in Regina and Ottawa recently were not "Quarantined", IMHO.
Yes, they were delayed while a medical assessment of the ill passengers was carried out, but after that was done there was no quarantine. The procedures which were followed were those of the Health Canada Sick Passenger Protocol and the delays were two hours in one case and three hours in the other. Quarantines are NOT measured in hours.
This post is not meant to minimize in any way the serious illness situation which has been widely reported; but only to set the record straight with what I saw as a misuse of the term "quarantine". This term has been misused from the onset of these two flight delays by the media and then by those commenting on the situations and the use of the particular word IMHO contributes to the perceptions of the incidents.
Some may consider this to be a trivial detail but when you are seeking validity in your reoprts and comments; often the Devil is in the details.
For PHAC’s statement on this issue please see:
and pay particular to their use of and failure to use the word "quarantine".