Uzbekistan evacuates 251 people from China

Coronavirus: Uzbekistan evacuates 251 people from China

Police officials stand on guard in the hall of Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport of on February 5, 2020 during a presentation for the press. (AFP Photo)

Uzbekistan has evacuated 251 people from China amid the coronavirus outbreak and quarantined them on arrival in Tashkent, the Central Asian nation's state airline said on Thursday.

Uzbekistan Airways said in a statement that the flight, its third this week, was the final one aimed at repatriating Uzbek citizens.

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