January 31, 2020 / 8:45 AM / 20 days ago

Indonesia says China clears planes to evacuate Indonesian citizens from Hubei

JAKARTA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday that China had cleared planes to fly to the virus-hit Chinese province of Hubei to evacuate Indonesian citizens from the area.

The aircraft will depart within 24 hours, Retno Marsudi told reporters.

Indonesia has said at least 243 Indonesians are in parts of China declared to be in lockdown, the majority in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. (Reporting by by Jessica Damiana and Stanley Widianto; Editing by Ed Davies and John Stonestreet)

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