A second plane chartered to bring Canadians from Wuhan in China is bound for Vancouver International Airport, and scheduled to arrive shortly after 8 pm.
Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says 185 passengers were screened for symptoms of the new coronavirus and allowed on board.
The plane will stop briefly at the Vancouver airport for refuelling before continuing on to Ontario, where the passengers will be quarantined at a Canadian Forces Base for two weeks.
Similar to the first chartered plane that departed from Wuhan last week, arrangements have been made with the BC government to assist any passengers who may begin experiencing symptoms during the first leg of the journey.
François-Philippe Champagne (FPC) on twitter: Update on the second Canadian flight from #Wuhan: The plane has departed with 185 passengers on board. It will stop to refuel in Vancouver and then continue onward to @CanadianForces Base #Trenton.
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