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Coronavirus outbreak: Japan to evacuate any Japanese in Wuhan who wish to return, says Shinzo Abe

The virus has infected more than 2,000 people globally so far and killed 56 in China

January 26, 2020 / 08:31 PM IST

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on January 26 said his government was working with Chinese authorities to arrange a charter flight for any Japanese nationals who wish to return from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated late in 2019.

The outbreak has prompted widening curbs on movements within China, with Wuhan, a city of 11 million, on virtual lockdown, with transports links all but severed except for emergency vehicles.

The virus has infected more than 2,000 people globally so far and killed 56 in China.
Reuters
first published: Jan 26, 2020 08:26 pm

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