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Washington DC Plans Evacuation of US Citizens and Diplomats in Wuhan

Washington DC Plans Evacuation of US Citizens and Diplomats in Wuhan (guardian)

NEW YORK, NETRALNEWS.COM - The United States (US) plans to send a chartered aircraft on Sunday (1/26/2020) to evacuate its citizens and diplomats from the city of Wuhan in China, the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak, Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday (1/25/2020).

The chartered aircraft, with capacity of about 230 people, will carry diplomats from the US consulate as well as US citizens and their families, the Journal reported, citing someone close to the source.

Washington has received approval for the plan from the Chinese Foreign Ministry and other government agencies after negotiations in recent days, the newspaper said. The US also plans to temporarily close the consulate in Wuhan.