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Taiwanese evacuees from Wuhan released from quarantine

ROC Central News Agency

02/18/2020 10:33 AM

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) All but one of the 247 Taiwanese who were evacuated from Wuhan two weeks ago as the coronavirus epidemic gripped the city were released from quarantine Tuesday after they were cleared of possible infection.

The Taiwanese, who were stuck in the central Chinese city after it came under lockdown on Jan. 23, returned home on the night of Feb. 3 on a China Eastern Airlines charter flight coordinated by public agencies and private groups in Taiwan and China.

One of the evacuees is still being treated at a hospital after he was confirmed to have been infected with the respiratory illness following their return.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)


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