The government announced on January 29 that it's preparing to bring Canadians in Wuhan, China, back home. While airlines such as Air Canada are cancelling flights to other Chinese cities, a special plane has been prepared to retrieve citizens who cannot currently leave the novel coronavirus epicentre. The Foreign Affairs Minister admits the plan is dependent on China's agreement.\nAccording to a Canadian Press story published by CTV, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Wednesday that a plane is being prepared to fly Canadians out of the Hubei province.\nHealth Minister Patty Hajdu added that the government is still deciding what will happen to any Canadians who do return. Preventing further spread of the illness is considered the priority.\n"We will always work to ensure the health of Canadians, whether they're abroad or whether they're here," said Hajdu per The Canadian Press.\n"So, yes what we're looking at is a scenario where we have all the measures in place to protect Canadians from exposure to the virus. Having said that, that's about as far as I can go."\nSome 160 Canadians have requested help, although not necessarily to get out of the country. This divide is part of the difficulty, suggested Champagne.\n#China: We have increased our risk level for the province of #Hubei. Avoid all travel to the province due to strict travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the novel #coronavirus. https://t.co/WSPt3wcQ76 pic.twitter.com/1zgfLpQurb— Travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) January 27, 2020\nThe minister added that there are at least 250 Canadians registered with Global Affairs Canada currently thought to be in Wuhan.\nEarlier this week, the Government of Canada amped up its travel advisory for Wuhan to Level 3. That means Canadians are urged to avoid all "non-essential" travel to the region right now. The travel advisory has since been updated to Level 3 for the whole of China, and to Level 4 for Hubei Province, which recommends avoiding all travel to the province.\nAir Canada has also announced that all direct flights to the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai will be temporarily suspended, effective January 30.\nAir Canada Suspends Flights to Beijing, Shanghai: https://t.co/TUyvgtHEpi //Air Canada suspend ses vols à destination de Beijing et Shanghai : https://t.co/hLoYPrG2L8— Air Canada (@AirCanada) January 29, 2020\nThe suspension will last until February 29, 2020.\n"Affected customers will be notified and offered options, including travel on other carriers where available, or a full refund," reads their statement.\nThis means direct flights from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver will be affected.\nThis special flight could be good news for one family from Vancouver who is being quarantined in Wuhan and has been unable to leave.\nThe family — a pregnant woman, along with her child and husband — have requested help through the emergency hotline for the Canadian Embassy in Ottawa.\nAccording to CBC, Air Canada normally runs 33 flights a week to China out of the three cities. The airline will be reaching out to customers who had purchased tickets during the suspension period.\nAs of now, Canada officially has two confirmed cases, both a husband and wife, and now, one presumptive case in British Columbia is being tested in Winnipeg, per CP24.\nThe Government of Ontario lists 23 cases that are currently under investigation as of 10:30 a.m. on January 29.