March 16, 2020 / 10:31 AM / 19 days ago

China sends flight to Italy to pick up citizens - CCTV

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 16 (Reuters) - China has sent a flight to Milan, Italy to pick up citizens and overseas students from coronavirus epidemic-struck areas, state-run CCTV reported on Monday.

CCTV said the flight carried 125 passengers and went to Wenzhou city in Zhejiang province.

“The relevant departments have implemented health checks on all passengers, and adopted medical inspections and centralized observations,” said the CCTV post. (Reporting by Beijing newsroom, writing by Emily Chow; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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