UK nationals told to leave China over coronavirus risk- UK Foreign Office

UK nationals told to leave China over coronavirus risk- UK Foreign Office

All British nationals were advised on Tuesday to leave China
“if they can” to minimise their risk of exposure to the deadly novel coronavirus.

The Foreign Office in London said it was working on arrangements to evacuate any remaining British nationals from Hubei province who wish to leave.

“We now advise British Nationals in China to leave the country if they can, to minimise their risk of exposure to the virus,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

“Where there are still British nationals in Hubei province who wish to be evacuated, we will continue to work around the clock to facilitate this.”
Britain on Saturday said it was temporarily withdrawing some staff and their families
from its diplomatic sites in China, as Beijing struggled to contain the nationwide outbreak.

Two people tested positive last week for the virus in Britain. Both had travelled to China recently.

Some 83 British citizens arrived home on Friday on a UK government-chartered flight from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the epidemic. They are now in isolation for 14 days.

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