Coronavirus: a plane repatriating 200 people arrived in England

Coronavirus: un avion rapatriant 200 personnes est arrivé en Angleterre

London | A second and “last” plane chartered by London to repatriate around 200 British and other foreign nationals who are still in the Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak of new coronavirus, landed Sunday morning in the United Kingdom.

The plane, which had departed from the city of Wuhan at 3: 20 a.m. local time (14: 20 in Montreal), has landed on the air base at Brize Norton, about 120 kilometres to the west of London.

Some 200 people are on board, nationalities, british or otherwise, “in which our team has facilitated the flight, and medical staff”, had stated Saturday the ministry of foreign Affairs in a press release.

The French Health minister, Agnes Buzyn, had indicated Friday that 38 French, would be repatriated on a flight uk.

The returnees will be isolated for 14 days.

London had previously recommended to the 30,000 British found in China, leaving the country to minimize their exposure to the virus appeared in December, which was 811 deaths in mainland China, to which add a death in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines.

The balance sheet exceeds that of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), which had 774 deaths in the world in 2002-2003.

In mainland China, the number of confirmed cases was Sunday, nearly 37 200.

The United Kingdom had already repatriated 94 British to Wuhan, of which 83 on a first flight chartered by british authorities, in cooperation with the Spanish authorities, and 11 came aboard a flight French co-financed by the european Union.

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