WATCH: Here’s how the repatriation of SA citizens from Wuhan will be managed

Their plane left from the OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday night.

People wearing protective facemasks, amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, walk on a street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on 27 February 2020. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - A team of 15 officials is leading the mission to bring a group of South Africans back from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Their plane left from the OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday night.

Government said the 122 South Africans had each tested negative for COVID-19.