Coronavirus: Brazilians in Wuhan to be repatriated
They will be quarantined under the supervision of the Health Ministry
Published in 03/02/2020 - 11:12 By Agência Brasil - Brasília
Brazil’s Foreign and Defense Ministries announced the government is adopting all necessary measures to bring back the Brazilian nationals in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei province, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus epidemic.
They will be quarantined right after landing in Brazil, as per international protocol and under the supervision of health officials, a note issued on Sunday (Feb. 2) by the two ministries says.
The Defense Ministry, aided by the Brazilian Air Force, is currently devising a plan for the operation, which may include a chartered plane to be sent to China.
Two Brazilians who were in Wuhan and also held Portuguese citizenship, have boarded the French flight with European Union citizens. They will be quarantined in Portugal.
This Sunday, a group of Brazilians in China published an open letter on YouTube asking for help from the Brazilian government to return to Brazil. In the video, they say they are willing to undergo quarantine after arriving in Brazil.
Translation: Fabrício Ferreira - Edition: Liliane Farias / Nira Foster
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