Australia is working on ways to repatriate its citizens from the city of Wuhan, including 100 “young Australians," Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt told national broadcaster ABC Radio Monday.
Hunt said he was in touch with the Chinese Foreign Minister as well as other countries on what can be done for its citizens in Wuhan.
“We are working to make sure there’s support for those Australians and that we are there- we are also working on, as our other countries, to try to secure their ability to return to Australia,” Hunt said.
Hunt also said he expects to get a final results on a fifth suspected cases of the Wuhan coronavirus later Monday.
The Chinese city of Wuhan has become ground zero for the new deadly strain of coronavirus, which has since spread to 13 places outside of mainland China.
Other countries, such as the United States, are also looking to evacuate their citizens from the city, which has been placed under a lockdown.
The US government is arranging a charter flight to evacuate American diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, a US official with knowledge of the matter told CNN Saturday.