January 29, 2020 / 11:52 AM / 24 days ago

Italy organizing flight to evacuate its citizens from Chinese city of Wuhan

ROME (Reuters) - Italy is arranging a flight on Thursday to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak of a new coronavirus, the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

A ministry official said “around 50” Italians were stranded in Wuhan, which has been largely isolated in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.

Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Alison Williams

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