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One family's fight to get airlifted out of Wuhan

A Montreal family quarantined in China’s Hubei province talk about their fight to get airlifted out of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Lie Zhang, left, his wife Megan Millward and two children are trapped outside of Wuhan, the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak, and seeking help from the Canadian government to get home. (Submitted by Megan Millward)

When Megan Millward and her husband Lie Zhang left their home in Montreal to visit family near Wuhan for Lunar New Year, they had no idea they would be putting their small family, and two young children, at risk.

When the coronavirus hit, the family were trapped under quarantine in the countryside of Hubei province and left with no idea about how or when they could return home.

This Thursday, the federal government plans on airlifting Canadians out of Wuhan. Millward and Zhang want their family on that flight, but there's no telling what will happen. Today on Front Burner, we hear their story.

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