February 6, 2020 / 6:01 PM / 23 days ago

Plane carrying Canadian evacuees from China should land on Feb 7 - Ottawa

OTTAWA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A plane evacuating Canadian citizens from China is due to land in the early hours of Friday at a military base in Canada where they will be placed in quarantine, a senior official said on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told a news conference that a second airliner would be needed to fly people out of Wuhan, the center of coronavirus outbreak. That plane will leave on Feb 10 and land in Canada on Feb 11.

Reporting by David Ljunggren, Editing by Franklin Paul

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