February 10, 2020 / 6:20 AM / 6 days ago

Kazakhstan to send two planes to China to evacuate its citizens

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will send two planes to China on Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 to evacuate its citizens amid a coronavirus outbreak, the Central Asian nation’s foreign ministry said on Monday.

Out of 719 Kazakhs remaining in China, 391 have asked to be repatriated, it said in a statement. The flights will also take 47 Chinese citizens to Beijing.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Kim Coghill

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