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Canadian Diamond Princess evacuees to fly home tonight

OTTAWA—Healthy Canadians from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will shortly be heading home, according to Canada's foreign affairs minister, after weeks under quarantine for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The ship, docked in Yokohama, Japan, contained the largest outbreak of the virus outside China, with hundreds of passengers having tested positive.

Ontario legislature returns as teachers strike

TORONTO—The Ontario legislature resumes today after a winter break that's been consumed by an escalating conflict with the province's public school teachers.

Contract talks between the Progressive Conservative government and the four major teachers' unions have largely stalled, and a co-ordinated provincewide strike set for Friday will see about two million students out of class.