February 5, 2020 / 6:27 AM / 20 days ago

Uzbekistan evacuates 84 people from China's Wuhan

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has evacuated 84 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, and will place them in quarantine upon arrival in Tashkent, the Central Asian nation’s state airline said on Wednesday.

Uzbekistan Airways said in a statement the passengers were being accompanied by doctors and specialists with protective equipment.

Reporting by Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov, Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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