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