US says will arrange more evacuation flights from Wuhan

Members of the media have their temperature checked before attending a news conference about the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Beijing, China, January 26, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

The US government will lay on extra evacuation flights from Wuhan with capacity for private US citizens on or about Feb. 3, the State Department said in a statement on Thursday.

Individuals on the flights would be subject to screening, health observations and monitoring requirements. It did not say how many planes it would deploy for how many US citizens.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01