February 2, 2020 / 2:02 PM / 20 days ago

Military planes to evacuate Russians from China over virus

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks cross a street in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Five military airplanes will evacuate Russian citizens from China after an outbreak of a new coronavirus, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing the Defence Ministry.

TASS news agency reported that around 130 Russians were ready to leave Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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