January 28, 2020 / 11:42 AM / 19 days ago

EU says could assist with repatriations as coronavirus spreads

BRUSSELS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday that it could help finance the repatriation of Europeans affected by the coronavirus in China through a so-called EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

A spokesman for the bloc’s executive told a news briefing that there had not been any requests so far from EU member states for help with repatriation of citizens. (Reporting by John Chalmers)

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