January 27, 2020 / 11:51 AM / 21 days ago

Britain talking to international partners on coronavirus - PM's spokesman

A woman wearing a face mask walks with a friend in the Chinatown area of Manchester, Britain January 27 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is talking to international partners to find solutions to help British and other foreign nationals leave the Chinese city of Wuhan, centre of a coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

“The Foreign Office have said this morning that they are exploring options for British nationals leaving the province. The Foreign Office are in close contact with international partners, including the U.S. and European countries, to investigate possible solutions,” the spokesman told reporters.

“The safety of British nationals is our top priority.”

Reporting by William James and Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden

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