BEIJING: (HRNW) A plane carrying 83 British and 27 foreign nationals flew out on Friday from China’s central city of Wuhan, the centre of a virus epidemic that has killed more than 200 people and infected more than 9,000, the British government said.
The civilian aircraft chartered by the Foreign Office left Wuhan at 9.45 am (0145 GMT), the government said in a notice on its website.
It is due to arrive at 1 pm (1300 GMT) in Britain later on Friday, before continuing on to Spain, where the home countries of European Union citizens will take responsibility for the remaining passengers.
“We know how distressing the situation has been for those waiting to leave,” Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, according to the notice. “We have been working round the clock to clear the way for a safe departure.”