Japan to send charter flight to Wuhan to bring citizens home as virus spreads

TOKYO, Japan's government will send a

chartered flight to Wuhan, the epicentre of a virus outbreak in

China, on Tuesday night to evacuate its nationals wishing to

return home.

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters the flight

can carry around 200 passengers, but added about 650 Japanese

citizens are hoping to come back to Japan.

Motegi said the government is making arrangements for

additional flights that will leave for Wuhan as early as

Wednesday.

Source: ASEAN Exchanges

TOKYO, Japan's government will send a

chartered flight to Wuhan, the epicentre of a virus outbreak in

China, on Tuesday night to evacuate its nationals wishing to

return home.

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters the flight

can carry around 200 passengers, but added about 650 Japanese

citizens are hoping to come back to Japan.

Motegi said the government is making arrangements for

additional flights that will leave for Wuhan as early as

Wednesday.

Source: ASEAN Exchanges