ANKARA 

A Turkish cargo plane sent to evacuate Turks from the Wuhan, China arrived Saturday at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.

The plane carrying health personnel experienced with infectious diseases, arrived 6 a.m. local time (2200GMT).

The plane, at the initiative of the Health Ministry, will evacuate at least 30 Turkish citizens, as well as those of several other nationalities amid an outbreak of the coronavirus.

“A total of 48 people, including citizens of Azerbaijan, Albania and Georgia, will be taken to the plane after the health check of our infection specialists,” said Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Twitter.

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