January 29, 2020 / 12:58 PM / 2 months ago

Germany plans evacuation flight from Wuhan area in coming days

BERLIN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Germany is planning a special military flight in the coming days to evacuate healthy German citizens from the area around Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

"A special flight with a Luftwaffe airplane is planned for the coming days," the spokesman said. A spokeswoman for the Health Ministry added, with regard to the returning citizens: "It is planned that quarantine provisions are made." (Writing by Paul Carrel Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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