January 28, 2020 / 6:24 AM / 20 days ago

South Korea to send charter flights to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea plans to send charter flights this week to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the epicentre of a virus outbreak in China, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Tuesday.

The planes will arrive in the city as early as Thursday, he told a ministerial meeting aimed at discussing efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Kim Coghill

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