Plane carrying 250 evacuees from China’s coronavirus epicenter lands in France

Worker takes body temperature measurement of a man at the entrance to a residential compound following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan. (Reuters)

A plane repatriating 250 French and European nationals from China’s Wuhan landed at a military airbase in Istres, southern France, on Sunday, BFM TV footage showed.

Around 65 French nationals will be quarantined either at a holiday resort at Carry-Le-Rouet, in the south of France, or at a firefighters’ training center near Aix-en-Provence, Secretary of State for Child Protection Adrien Taquet told reporters.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday the plane was carrying nationals of 30 countries. Non-French nationals will travel on to their home countries, he added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57