A Second Plane With Returnees Of 30 Nationalities Arrives In France

Paris, Feb 2 (EFE) .- An A380 plane with 258 passengers on board, of which 65 are French and the rest citizens of 29 different nationalities, landed this Sunday at the Istres military base in southeastern France, confirmed French authorities

The apparatus of the Maltese company Hi Fly completed the flight from Wuhan (China), epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, in the early afternoon, and will again depart for the Belgian military airport of Melsbroek with about fifty passengers .

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, explained in a televised interview that the passengers are from 30 different nationalities, including the French, although the vast majority is European.


According to the public radio ‘France Bleu’, among the nationalities present in this new flight, after last Friday already repatriated two hundred people from Wuhan, there are ten Mexicans, Spaniards, Mexicans, Belgians, Italians or Rwandans, although the Information has not been officially confirmed.

Nearly half of the returnees today will remain in quarantine in France, distributed among the 41 who will enter the resort of Carry le Rouet – where the first evacuees were confined – and another 84 who will spend quarantine in a school of officers of Firefighters in Aix la Provence, also in southern France.

None of the passengers on this Sunday’s flight had symptoms of being affected by the disease, said Secretary of State for Health Adrian Taquet.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe meets this afternoon with six members of the Executive, including the head of Foreign Affairs, Defense or Health, to analyze the situation. EFE



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