The Trudeau government has left a women’s field hockey team stranded in South Africa after the government imposed new travel restrictions in the area.
A women’s field hockey team traveled to South Africa on their own dime to compete and represent Canada on the world stage. They now find themselves stranded in South Africa.
The Canadian Junior Women’s Field Hockey team traveled to Potchefstroom, South Africa, on November 23rd.
All twenty athletes are aged under 21 years old and are accompanied by five staff members.
Shortly after their arrival, the world discovered a new COVID-19 variant, the “Omicron” variant. Mass media hyped the variant as deeply worrisome, despite experts from South Africa saying it is likely less lethal than other variants.
As the mass hysteria spread rapidly last week, Canada announced it would ban flights coming from South Africa and other countries in the region.
The decision was deemed nonsensical by numerous experts as the variant has already spread in numerous other countries and does not represent a real danger. Cases were also discovered in Canada earlier this week.
The Trudeau government’s decision to ban flights from South Africa left the women’s field hockey team stranded.
Westphalian Times has learned that the team feels the Trudeau government is doing very little to bring the girls back home.
The team is now planning to take a flight to Germany before flying to Canada, but this may become impossible as other countries are putting additional restrictions in place.
More updates to come.