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New Zealand and Singapore on Thursday started evacuating citizens from Wuhan, China, the center of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The government will charter an Air New Zealand aircraft, with a capacity for around 300 people, to assist Kiwis leaving coronavirus-hit Wuhan,” local media outlet Stuff news quoted New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters as saying.

Any seats not taken by Kiwis would be offered to Pacific Island and Australian citizens as a matter of priority, Peters said.

Officials will be working for isolation of all passengers arriving in New Zealand for up to two weeks, Stuff news reported.

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