Canadian evacuees from Wuhan urged to get to the airport as boarding time nears

A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in BC.

Canadian evacuees from Wuhan have been told they will soon board the flight that will bring them home.

An email from Global Affairs Canada obtained by The Canadian Press says the flight ``will be closing soon in anticipation for boarding.''

Richard Fabic, whose 15-month-old daughter has been stranded in the locked-down central Chinese city, says he got the email Thursday.

Those who aren't able to get to the airport or who have decided not to make the trip are being urged to contact consular officials.

Upon their arrival in Canada, evacuees will be quarantined at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in southern Ontario for two weeks.

Wuhan has been the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, which has now sickened more than 28,000 and killed 563 in China.