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South Africa to Repatriate Citizens Under Coronavirus Lockdown in China

South African officials will soon begin to repatriate at least 132 South Africans from Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus epidemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced late Thursday.

The decision contradicts official Chinese advice that foreigners in Wuhan will fare best if they remain in place. The move comes as global deaths begin to grow rapidly.

Ramaphosa’s office stressed that none of the evacuees are ill.

“None of the affected individuals has been diagnosed with the virus nor have they exhibited any symptoms thereof,” a statement read.

“Upon arrival in South Africa, they will be read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com