February 2, 2020 / 7:51 AM / 2 months ago

Kazakhstan evacuates 83 citizens from China's Wuhan

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Kazakhstan has evacuated 83 of its citizens, mostly students, from the Chinese city of Wuhan which is epicentre of a new coronavirus epidemic, Kazakhstan’s government said on Sunday.

The Kazakh airplane also took an undisclosed number of Kyrgyz, Belarusian and Armenian citizens, the cabinet said in a statement. The evacuees would be quarantined and tested, it added.

Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezovl; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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