11 Feb 2020 14:35

Kazakh citizens evacuated from China on Tuesday feeling well, coronavirus symptoms not detected

NUR-SULTAN. Feb 11 (Interfax) - The condition of 217 Kazakh citizens flown out of Chinese cities on Tuesday morning is satisfactory, Zhandarbek Bekshin, the deputy chairman of the Kazakh Health Ministry's Committee for Quality Control and Safety of Goods and Services and the country's chief public health officer, said at a press briefing in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday.

"A flight carrying 217 Kazakh citizens who were staying in 36 Chinese cities arrived in Nur-Sultan from Beijing at 6:05 a.m. today. All of them were admitted to hospital for at least three days for medical and laboratory examinations. All citizens are in a satisfactory condition. Their medical examination is continuing," Bekshin said.

"When this period expires and if they test negative, these citizens will be put under supervison at their places of residence," he said.

In all, 363 Kazakh citizens have expressed the wish to return to Kazakhstan.

Another flight to evacuate Kazakh citizens from China has been scheduled for February 12.