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Coronavirus live updates: death toll jumps to 170 amid evacuation delays for foreign nationals

Coronavirus live updates: death toll jumps to 170 amid evacuation

WHO says whole world must be on alert for Wuhan virus as UK citizens in Hubei told they will not be flown out on Thursday. Follow the latest news and live updatesWhole world must be ready to deal with coronavirus, says WHOJapan and US fly citizens home as China death toll jumps 12.58am GMT Three Japanese nationals who returned home from Wuhan have tested positive for the coronavirus, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, citing the health ministry. Two of the three had not shown any symptoms, the ministry said, according to NHK.The three infected people were among 206 Japanese who were repatriated on a government-chartered plane on Wednesday. A second plane carrying another 210 people landed in Tokyo on Thursday morning. The Japanese government is considering sending a third flight to collect a further 200 Japanese citizens who wish to return from Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak. 12.33am GMT With regards to Australians who may be airlifted from China, only people who are well and are showing no symptoms will be evacuated, authorities say. People who are sick will not be able to travel to Christmas Island. Continue reading…

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