January 29, 2020 / 3:15 PM / 18 days ago

UK to evacuate around 200 of its citizens from China on Thursday

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Britain expects around 200 passengers to be on board a charter flight evacuating its citizens from China which is due to leave the country on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's political spokesman said.

Health minister Matt Hancock, who will chair a meeting of the government's emergecy committee later on Wednesday, has said anyone returning to Britain from Wuhan would be quarantined for 14 days. (Reporting by Wiliam James, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)

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