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20 China Evacuees Showing Coronavirus Symptoms, Says French Minister

French Health and Solidarity Minister Agnes Buzyn leaves the Elysee presidential Palace after attending the weekly cupboard assembly on January 29, 2020 in Paris. Ludovic MARIN / AFP

 

Around 20 of the 250 individuals flown again to France from China Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak are presenting signs of the virus, the nation’s well being minister mentioned.

“About 20 people who presented symptoms have stayed on the tarmac” at Istres airport within the south of France, Agnes Buzyn informed journalists. They included French and non-European nationals.

Army medics there have been finishing up assessments to determine whether or not or not they really had the coronavirus and the outcomes have been anticipated later Sunday.

Sunday’s flight was the second bringing evacuees again from China to France.

It was carrying 250 passengers, 65 of them French, mentioned junior well being minister (*20*) Taquet. They flew out of Wuhan, the place the virus was first detected, late on Saturday.

This second flight was carrying individuals of 30 completely different nationalities, most of them European, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian informed French broadcasters RTL.

Some would keep in quarantine with the French nationals for 14 days whereas others would go away straight for his or her residence international locations in the event that they confirmed no signs of the virus, he mentioned.

A primary planeload arrived on Friday and are at the moment in quarantine at a vacation village on the Mediterranean coast.

Two passengers from that flight have been recognized as doable circumstances of coronavirus, however assessments on them got here again damaging.

So far in France, solely six circumstances of coronavirus have been detected.

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