Diabetic man held in detainment says no revision made to daily menu

Bridge City News has been bringing you accounts of travellers who have been forced into detainment after accidentally taking the wrong COVID test when arriving back to Canada.

We spoke with a diabetic man who says he wasn’t accommodated for his specific dietary needs while he had to undergo detainment for four days near the Calgary airport.

Roelof Duinkerken says he had to travel to Holland for his father’s funeral recently, but arrived back in Canada and came to realize he’d taken the wrong COVID-19 test to re-enter the country .  He says there was little communication from the people holding him in detainment, and no revision was made to his daily menu.

Aired on: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Jeannette Rocher

Jeannette Rocher

After an internship with the CBC, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV.

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