Saudi Arabia evacuates 10 students from China’s coronavirus epicenter Wuhan

Ten Saudi Arabian students evacuated from China's coronavirus epicenter Wuhan arrived in the Kingdom. (Screengrab)

Ten Saudi Arabian students arrived in the Kingdom Sunday after they were evacuated from China’s coronavirus epicenter Wuhan, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said on Twitter.

He also said those evacuated arrived in “good health.”

“Under the guidance of the wise leadership, 10 Saudi students from Wuhan, China, have been evacuated and have arrived in the Kingdom in good health,” said Prince Faisal in a tweet.

The evacuated students underwent medical evaluations and will be kept in quarantine for 15 days as a precaution, according to Al Arabiya sources. However, they are not showing any symptoms of coronavirus.

Prince Faisal also mentioned in his tweet the efforts of the Chinese authorities.

“We highly appreciate the efforts of the Chinese authorities which have helped overcome obstacles and helped our teams on the ground,” he added.

Chinese authorities approved the special flight that flew the students to Saudi Arabia, the report said.

Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, has become the epicenter of a virus outbreak which has killed at least 304 and infected 14,000 people.

- With Reuters

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05
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