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.

The Canadian government's flight had 211 spaces for citizens who were trapped in Wuhan, but Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said there were some no-shows as expected.

Champagne said Thursday that two-thirds of Canadians who are seeking to leave the locked-down city have been evacuated.

He said another flight for remaining Canadians in Wuhan is scheduled to depart on Feb. 10.