China regulator approves charter flights to bring home Wuhan tourists

BEIJING - China's aviation authority has approved chartered flights to bring home from overseas trips some residents of the central city of Wuhan, the site of an epidemic caused by a new virus, state television said on Thursday.
Domestic and international airlines have canceled flights between Wuhan and overseas cities since Jan. 23, in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.
The aviation authority also asked the airlines not to stop healthy Wuhan residents from boarding flights.
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