French car maker Peugeot to repatriate staff from China's Wuhan area

The logo of French car manufacturer Peugeot is seen at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

PARIS (Reuters) - French automotive group PSA, maker of the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said in a statement it will repatriate expat staff and their families from the Wuhan area in China, which is at the centre of an outbreak of coronavirus.

It said that 38 people would be evacuated and that the initiative will be executed in full collaboration with the Chinese authorities and the French general consulate.

PSA said the evacuees will remain in quarantine in Changsha before travelling back to their home countries.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Hugh Lawson