Ten Mexicans who were in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak broke out, arrived in France on Sunday, where they will spend 14 days quarantined before returning to the country.
The Ministry of Health and Foreign Affairs reported in a joint statement that Mexicans were transferred on Saturday morning on a plane with support from the French government.
«These are all persons in that city who have so far requested such support from the Government of Mexico, whose cases meet the health criteria applicable to the coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak,» the authorities said.
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Mexico’s ambassador to France, Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, on His Twitter account on Sunday, landed the plane that moved people from Wuhan and that the Mexicans arrived well.
I report that the French government plane carrying the 10 Mexicans from Wuhan, has just landed in France and that the Mexicans arrived well. @SRE_mx @JulianVenturaV @EmbaMexFra @JulianVenturaV @JulianEscutia @JulianVenturaV @m_ebrard @m_ebrard @EmbaMexChn
— Juan M Gómez Robledo (@JMGomezRobledo) February 2, 2020
According to the AFP agency, 250 people traveled on the plane, including Mexicans, 65 French, and 30 other nationalities.
«Prior to flight departure, medical examinations were applied to all passengers to confirm that none of them had symptoms. Upon arrival in France, health protocols established by the authorities of that country will follow,» the units said in a statement.
The Mexicans on the plane will be quarantined in Marseille for 14 days and then will go to Mexico, the Ministry of Health reported.
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This is the second French government flight to evacuate people from Wuhan, a city where the coronavirus that has infected 14,000 people in China, leaving more than 300 dead, spun through 24 countries.
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