Britons stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan are gearing up to be flown back to the UK on Thursday, it has emerged amid growing pressure on the Government to step up its landmark evacuation mission to rescue hundreds of expats stuck in the coronavirus-hit city. Residents stuck in the deserted city were today told to contact the embassy in Beijing by 11am tomorrow if they want to come home, with officials claiming an airlift from Wuhan – which has been under lock down since last week – could happen ‘quickly and with short notice’. One teacher in the Chinese hub has now claimed that some Britons have been scheduled on a flight as early as 7am on Thursday. But she has decided to stay in Wuhan because officials told her her Chinese-national husband would not be allowed to come to the UK. It is thought evacuees will have health checks before boarding any plane to the UK and will then be quarantined for a fortnight upon touching down on British soil – a similar plan was announced by the US, who launched an emergency mission to repatriate 240 citizens this morning. It comes as a British teacher and his pregnant wife trapped… Read full this story
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