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Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter
The Associated Press ^ | January 27, 2020 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI

Posted on 01/27/2020 4:14:38 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

TOKYO -- Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that’s the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.

A look at steps being taken:

CHINA: The government cut transportation links to and from the city of Wuhan on Jan. 22 and has since expanded those controls to several nearby cities.

JAPAN: Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said 560 Japanese citizens are confirmed in Hubei and chartered evacuation flights are being prepared to leave “ as soon as possible. ”

UNITED STATES: The U.S. Consulate in Wuhan plans a charter flight Tuesday to evacuate its personnel and some other Americans.

FRANCE: Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said French citizens who want to leave Wuhan will be taken on a direct flight to France in the middle of the week, and then held in quarantine for 14 days.

SRI LANKA: The embassy in Beijing has applied for a Sri Lankan Airlines plan to be allowed to land at the Wuhan airport to airlift home 32 Sri Lankan students and their family members.

AUSTRALIA: Foreign Minister Marise Payne said her government is “exploring all opportunities” to help with evacuation of a number of Australians reportedly in Wuhan.

GERMANY: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that his country is considering evacuating its citizens from Wuhan, with a government crisis response committee meeting soon with medical experts to evaluate the situation.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agnesbuzyn; australia; china; coronavirus; france; germany; heikomaas; japan; marisepayne; srilanka; trumpstatedept; virus; wuhan
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1 posted on 01/27/2020 4:14:38 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are those excavators digging graves?


2 posted on 01/27/2020 4:24:10 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Some Chinese people just built a wall to fend off anyone from Wuhan

https://twitter.com/RaynardToddnay1/status/1221712861879128064

3 posted on 01/27/2020 4:28:33 AM PST by HK_Kai_Chung
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To: HighSierra5

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-26/how-can-china-build-a-coronaviurs-hospital-in-a-week/11901646


4 posted on 01/27/2020 4:28:52 AM PST by BwanaNdege ( Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, that’s how you stop the spread, by flying the potentially infected around the globe.


5 posted on 01/27/2020 4:29:46 AM PST by Hugh the Scot ("Jesus was a fundamentalist".- BipolarBob)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I wonder how they know these "evacuation" flights are not just spreading the virus more widely?

Blood tests before boarding? We just got word that the Texas A&M student who presented with symptoms after returning from China is not, actually, infected - but it's been several days to get those results (at least, to make them public).

6 posted on 01/27/2020 4:31:56 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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7 posted on 01/27/2020 4:34:16 AM PST by LukeL
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To: BwanaNdege

Usually you would use earth movers to prepare a site that big for construction.


8 posted on 01/27/2020 4:35:09 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Watch what Japan does
Presumably they have good information on what is going on


9 posted on 01/27/2020 4:46:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Remember kids: You can vote your way into communism, but you have to shoot your way out!)
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To: HK_Kai_Chung

They didn’t get the democrats tweet that walls don’t work?


10 posted on 01/27/2020 4:51:21 AM PST by samtheman (I hope someone close to Trump is reading FR every day.)
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To: Hugh the Scot

Again I must repeat. Your government knows better that you what is right/sarcasm.

Seriously though it may already be too late, could just be optics with quarantines. Do you think our government doesn’t have satellite photos of the area in wuhan that either substantiates or negates the stories of bodies piling up. I’m not sure where I truly stand on this situation yet. I told my kids 13 and 15 about what’s going on in China and they already knew.
They showed some “tic-tocs” of Chinese in wuhan watching netflix and playing games. Masked in their homes but seemingly fine.
Its china so who the heck knows.


11 posted on 01/27/2020 4:51:47 AM PST by TermLimits4All (A coup on the people's President, will result in bloodshed. Be prepared always.)
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To: HighSierra5

Site of pre-fab hospital?


12 posted on 01/27/2020 4:52:46 AM PST by samtheman (I hope someone close to Trump is reading FR every day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Before last week, I had never heard of Wuhan, China.

Amazingly, it is China’s fifth largest city, population 12 million.


13 posted on 01/27/2020 5:11:23 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Only France states there will be a 14 day quarantine period for these people .
Where is the US State dept state about a 14 day quarantine?
I dont trust these Leftist fools .
Dropping a 1000 people from that spot on SF and telling them to stay home is the sort of stupid crap our Govt employees would do and they all scatter home on commercial flights spreading this nationwide .

I am calling my reps today and WH .

Where is the CDC ?
Trump needs to order more funds released and act not tweet
crap complimenting the Chinese .
Even Chuckles demanded CDC funds yesterday .

14 posted on 01/27/2020 5:15:18 AM PST by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalist)
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UNITED STATES: The U.S. Consulate in Wuhan plans a charter flight Tuesday to evacuate its personnel and some other Americans.

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Tuesday will be at least one week too late.
They should be getting Americans out of all of the other provinces NOW. Wuhan should have been a week ago.
Everyone brought back should be quarantined and given first rate care like they did for the doctors that they brought back with Ebola.

With the week+ incubation period, practically everyone in China should be assumed to be infected by now, and treated accordingly.


15 posted on 01/27/2020 5:20:07 AM PST by z3n
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But are they is my question .

I have seen nothing about strict quarantined for 14 days not this please stay at home crap those State dept lefties would do . This applies to all sent back from China . Reckless and stupid .

16 posted on 01/27/2020 5:24:49 AM PST by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalist)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I believe the president out of an abundance of caution ought to cancel the rally planned tomorrow in Wildwood NJ.

If even one case is traced to the Rally the media will go nuts blaming Trump for placing his reelection over the health and safety of the people.


17 posted on 01/27/2020 5:25:17 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: Hugh the Scot

Just 1 infected person per plane would do it. Multiple people would be infected by the time it lands and spread it out into the populations. I think there are some ugly times ahead...


18 posted on 01/27/2020 5:31:08 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why are we not panicking to hear that our CDC reports that as of Jan. 21,2020, between 8200 and 22,000 Americans have died of the flu this year? Probably because the media does not find this newsworthy. No word on how many of the dead had had this year’s flu vaccine.
The flu season will last two more months. To find the final morbidity count, check the CDC website. Chances are, it’s the only place you’ll see it.


19 posted on 01/27/2020 5:33:22 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The photo is a mystery to me.

I see three graders and two dump trucks, for sure, and close to 30 excavators.

It looks like all that red colored dirt was dumped there.

Why the heck would you have 30 excavators out there?

I can definitely believe that frightened people will create some frightening rumors about this job site.


20 posted on 01/27/2020 5:37:52 AM PST by zeestephen
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