BREAKING NEWS

Plane evacuating 250 Europeans due to coronavirus lands in France

A plane repatriating 250 French and European nationals from China's Wuhan landed in at a military airbase in Istres, southern France, on Sunday, BFM TV footage showed.
Around 65 French nationals will be quarantined either at a holiday resort at Carry-Le-Rouet, in the south of France, or at a firefighters' training center near Aix-en-Provence, Secretary of State for Child Protection Adrien Taquet told reporters.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday the plane was carrying nationals of 30 countries. Non-French nationals will travel on to their home countries, he added.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy

Read all Tweets >