Saudi Arabia evacuates 10 students from China's Wuhan: Saudi state TV

Published February 2, 2020, 6:48 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

DUBAI – Saudi Arabia has evacuated 10 students from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the new coronavirus outbreak began, Saudi state television reported on Sunday citing a Saudi diplomat.

People wearing face masks walk at the Tiananmen Gate, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 27, 2020. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins / MANILA BULLETIN)
People wearing face masks walk at the Tiananmen Gate, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 27, 2020. (REUTERS / Carlos Garcia Rawlins / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Chinese authorities approved the special flight that flew the students to Saudi Arabia, the report said. It did not say when the evacuation took place.

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.

READ MORE: China virus death toll surges past 300

 
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