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Voice of America 30 Jan 2020

Turkey Sends Plane to Evacuate Citizens From Coronavirus Epicenter Wuhan


A specialized military cargo plane was preparing to take off, Thursday, January 30, from Ankara, Turkey, to evacuate Turkish citizens from coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan, China.
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China is sending a charter plane to repatriate citizens from the Iranian city of Qom, the first of several flights planned by Beijing.
It comes as the outbreak is easing in China.
But cases are mounting abroad, including in neighbouring South Korea and Japan.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.
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People should be washing their hands for 20 seconds to protect themselves from the virus known as Covid-19. That's according to Public Health England.

The UK government is still working to contain the outbreak but the prime minister has warned that it's "highly likely" the UK will see further infection.

The BBC's online health editor, Michelle Roberts, and BBC digital health reporter, Laura Foster, examine the advice the NHS is giving when it comes to protecting yourself from the virus.
NBC News' Kathy Park details the release of 57 Americans who were quarantined in Nebraska after being evacuated from Wuhan, China, for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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