Uzbekistan evacuates 84 people from China's coronavirus epicenter Wuhan

Xinhua man who was apparently cured of coronavirus (File photo: Xinhua News Agency)

Uzbekistan has evacuated 84 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, and will place them in quarantine upon arrival in Tashkent, the Central Asian nation's state airline said on Wednesday.

Uzbekistan Airways said in a statement the passengers were being accompanied by doctors and specialists with protective equipment.

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