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3rd S. Korean chartered flight sent to Wuhan to return 170 people Updated: 2020-02-11 16:37:53 KST

Meanwhile, South Korea is just hours away from sending off its third evacuation plane to Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
Our Oh Jung-hee joins us live from Seoul's foreign affairs ministry.
Junghee, we're expecting some 170 South Korean citizens and their immediate families to be airlifted from this third round.

You're absolutely right, Connyoung.
As you just mentioned, a third chartered plane will leave for Wuhan, China from Incheon International Airport, tonight to bring 170 people back into South Korea.
This time, any Chinese nationals who are immediate family members of South Korean citizens will also be on board.
This is because quite a number of South Korean citizens were unable to leave Wuhan on the previous two flights as family members with Chinese nationality had to stay behind due to Beijing's quarantine policy.
They will be arriving at Gimpo International Airport Wednesday morning.
Those who show symptoms of the virus will be taken to hospital and those who don't will be taken to the Korea Defense Language Institute in Icheon City, Gyeonggi-do Province to be isolated for 14 days.
The number of people evacuated from Wuhan by the South Korean government will add up to around 870 in total but around a hundred South Koreans still remain in Wuhan.
Meanwhile, on board tonight's chartered flight, 19 Chinese nationals will be returning to Wuhan as per their wishes.
This includes the Chinese woman who was the very first confirmed patient of the novel coronavirus in South Korea.
She has made a full recovery and was released from quarantine five days ago.
Back to you.

Our Oh Jung-hee from Seoul's foreign affairs ministry, do keep us updated throughout the evening.
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