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Australia plans island quarantine as foreigners evacuated from Wuhan

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 29, 2020 15:57

Australia plans island quarantine as foreigners evacuated from Wuhan

Hundreds of foreign nationals have been evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, as more deaths and cases were confirmed.Australia plans to quarantine its 600 returning citizens for two weeks on Christmas Island – some 2,000km from the mainland. Japan, the US and the EU are also repatriating their citizens. President Xi Jinping called the virus a “devil” but said China would defeat it. An expert from the Chinese National Health Commission said it could take 10 more days for the outbreak to peak. The number of deaths from the virus has risen to 132 in China. The virus is thought to have emerged from illegally traded wildlife at a seafood market in Wuhan.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 29, 2020 15:57

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