Evacuated Americans arrive in the U.S from Wuhan,China
Americans evacuated amid coronovirus outbreak
A charted plane carrying 201 Americans who had been evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, landed in Southern California shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The passengers were expected to remain at March Air Force Base until they had been screened by health authorities. This is important in preventing the importation of the virus.
All the passengers, including diplomats and business people, underwent medical screening at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport,during a refueling stop, then after proceeded to California.
Other countries that have evacuated or plan to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan include France, South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Germany, Kazakhstan, Britain, Canada, Russia, the Netherlands, Myanmar and Australia.
On Thursday, the World Health Organization will again consider whether to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency.
I have decided to reconvene the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the new #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) tomorrow to advise me on whether the current outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. pic.twitter.com/993YBQ6hol
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) January 29, 2020