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281 HK residents safely returned

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today escorted 281 Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province back to the city via two chartered flights.


Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip led the Hong Kong team to the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to oversee the mission.


The flights carried 238 Hong Kong people stranded in Xiaogan, Xianning and Huangshi in Hubei Province, as well as 43 people in other cities of Hubei Province who have urgent needs to return to Hong Kong.


They will undergo 14 days of home quarantine.


Upon the arrival of the chartered flights, Department of Health staff briefed the returnees about quarantine arrangements and checked their body temperature.


The Hong Kong team will depart for Wuhan tomorrow morning to escort another batch of some 280 people to Hong Kong.

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