China to help arrange flight for return of Taiwanese from Wuhan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 02/02/2020
By: Lin Ke-lun, Lai Yen-hsi, Chang Ming-hsuan and Evelyn Kao

By Lin Ke-lun, Lai Yen-hsi, Chang Ming-hsuan and Evelyn Kao

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, which has been temporarily closed due to the outbreak. Photo courtesy of the China News Service.

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) Taiwanese nationals stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic, will soon be able to return to Taiwan on a charter flight, a Taiwanese business association in the city said Sunday.

Wuhan's Taiwan Affairs Office said it has decided to help Taiwanese stuck in the city return home via a nonstop charter flight and has asked the association to count the number of Taiwanese still there, according to association chairman Hsiao Yung-jui (蕭永瑞).

Hsiao said it would take two days to complete the count and other procedures to arrange the flight.

According to Hsu Cheng-wen (徐正文), who heads the Parents Association in Taipei, 501 Taiwanese are stranded in Hubei and he said applications to leave the city were being distributed Sunday morning.    [FULL  STORY]

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