January 29, 2020 / 5:31 AM / 20 days ago

Malaysia in talks to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan: PM Mahathir

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during the signing ceremony for Bandar Malaysia in Putrajaya, Malaysia, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday Kuala Lumpur was in talks with China to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

A total of 78 Malaysians are currently in Wuhan, he said.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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