Japan to Evacuate Citizens From Virus-Hit Wuhan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Abe said he is making arrangements to fly Japanese people home from the Chinese city of Wuhan, hit by an outbreak of a new virus recently. (Mizuki Ikari/Kyodo News via AP) (Associated Press)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan will help all its citizens wishing to travel back to the country from the central Chinese city of Wuhan amid a deadly outbreak of coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday.

Abe told reporters that the government will arrange a charter flight or other means to bring them back from the city, where the new virus was first identified. It has killed at least 56 people in China and infected more than 2,000 globally.

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