Evacuation Operation of Two Brunei Citizens from Wuhan, Hubei Province

Following the concerns due to the spread of the corona virus, the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam is making every effort to ensure the welfare, health and safety of its citizens is taken care of, both at home and overseas. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Beijing has been working closely with the Chinese Government and stakeholders in Brunei Darussalam in making sure that appropriate measures are implemented. In ensuring the health and safety of the country's citizens and residents abroad, 73 registered students in the People's Republic of China, under the Chinese Scholarship Council, One Belt One Road Scholarship and Hengyi Scholarship, have safely returned to Brunei Darussalam and are reported to be healthy and free from infections.

Meanwhile, two more Bruneians, one student and a tourist, are still in Wuhan awaiting evacuation to Brunei Darussalam. The Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will be sending a Flight to Wuhan to bring back the country's citizens and residents. This is a joint effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Royal Brunei, RB. The flight will comprise of two medical officers from the Ministry of Health, and four RB crew members.

The necessary precautionary measures will also be undertaken to ensure the safe return of the two Bruneians, medical officers and flight crews. The flight is ready to depart at the earliest today, pending approval from the Chinese Government. The Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Beijing has also been in constant communication with the two Bruneians to ensure their continued wellbeing.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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