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Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of 248 Canadians on the ship.

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of 248 Canadians on the ship.

Canadians abroad say they've been having issues with Global Affairs Canada as they try to get home.

As many Canadians limit travel due to COVID-19, @citytammie  finds out what Global Affairs Canada is doing to help those stuck abroad.

@AngelSi53694578 Hello Angel, Global Affairs Canada is coordinating local arrangements for Canadians wishing to return home on these special flights. Canadians abroad are strongly encouraged to register with Global Affairs Canada for any emergency at: sos @international .gc.ca. /Sam

More than 15,000 Canadian passport holders are currently in India, according to Global Affairs Canada.

Among the #COVID19  casualties: Global Affairs Canada and DND have all but ceased processing Access to Information requests. Notices to that effect have been sent to requesters (like me). Any one hear from other govt #ATIP  shops? #ATI  #FOI 

Global Affairs confirms the first in a series of Air Canada flights to bring Canadians home from Peru has departed Lima today, with others planned for later this week. Background story:

Minister Champagne today spoke with Minister of External Affairs of #India , Jaishankar. They discussed response plans for COVID-19 and the importance of maintaining strong coordination between Canada and India on consular issues and the global supply chain. @DrSJaishankar 

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BREAKING: A Canadian who contracted COVID-19 on the Diamond Princess cruise ship has died in Japan, Global Affairs Canada says.

News Release from Global Affairs Canada: Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to Canadians abroad

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada says they are now aware of 32 Canadians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Global Affairs Canada has just issued an advisory warning Canadians and Canadian-Iranian dual citizens against travelling to Iran. The advisory does not specifically mention the air crash that killed 63 Canadians overnight, but talks of the region's 'volatile security situation.'

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Under the Trudeau government, Canada became a major funder of UNRWA. Why no statement on this gross misconduct scandal by Global Affairs or @cafreeland ?

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada tells CBC News that Canada will recognize Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The opposition leader took an oath in Caracas a short time ago, declaring himself acting president and saying Nicolas Maduro has been deposed.

Canadian homeopaths on a mission to Honduras claim their water-based remedies can prevent infectious diseases. Their work is funded by a grant from Global Affairs Canada. A pediatrician calls it "quackery."

BREAKING: Global Affairs Canada says Canada will recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela.

Canada updates its travel advisory regarding China. Risk level unchanged, but Global Affairs says Canadians should 'exercise a high degree of caution in China due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws.' This story being updated:

"I'm so sick of these ridiculous, outdated, nativist, xenophobic, protectionist arguments," says global affairs analyst Max Boot in response to Trump ripping G7 allies: "This notion that somehow Canada is an offender on trade is just bogus"

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