Coronavirus: UK Foreign Office Tells Brits in China to Get Out While They Still Can by OLIVER JJ LANE for Breitbart
The UK Foreign Office is anticipating the Chinese government enforcing further travel bans on the country and is consequently advising British citizens to get out the country before it is too late.
While the Chinese government has come under fire for its initially slow response to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, it appears to be attempting to make up for lost time now, with sweeping authoritarian measures that have seen tens of millions of residents in several cities placed on near or total lockdown.
While ordinary citizens have had their ability to travel by road, train, and air removed, the small number of foreign citizens living and working in these areas are being repatriated by their home governments, with chartered flights from several nations around the world flying in and out of locked-down areas. Many nations are putting these citizens directly into quarantine upon their return, and up to 300 British citizens are expected to be flown home and moved into a military base for two weeks of observation and treatment today.
But the time available to get out of China is limited, the government believes, and the new advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London to Britons abroad is to get out of China while they still can.
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