Second plane from Wuhan carrying 185 Canadians lands in Ontario

Feb 11 2020, 2:24 pm

A second Canadian plane carrying evacuees from the quarantined region of Hubei, China landed in Trenton, Ontario on Monday night.

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that 185 passengers were aboard the flight departing from Wuhan.

The flight stopped to refuel in Vancouver before arriving at the Canadian Forces base.

Last week, the first plane from Wuhan arrived, carrying 176 passengers.

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus infected several people in Wuhan. The virus is believed to have jumped from animals to humans at a food market in the city.

Wuhan has been locked down since January 23, with public transport options in and out of the city shut down.

There are seven confirmed cases in Canada — three in Ontario and four in BC.

With files from Megan Devlin

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