UPDATED: Flight from Wuhan carrying 176 passengers lands at Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Plane from Wuhan China

An airplane bringing Canadian citizens back home from the centre of a global novel coronavirus outbreak has landed in Trenton, Ont.

The flight was chartered by the Canadian government and has brought 176 people from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated.

Officials said 13 permanent residents and six Chinese nationals with Canadian visas were allowed to escort the 34 Canadian minors returning home.

All passengers will spend two weeks at Canadian Forces Base Trenton where they will be monitored to check whether they've contracted the virus.

The plane was originally scheduled to take off on Wednesday, but was delayed due to bad weather.

Dozens of Canadians also left China on board a United States government flight that left a few hours after the Canadian flight.