6 Feb 2020 09:35

Russians, foreigners evacuated to Tyumen from China feeling well

TYUMEN. Feb 6 (Interfax) - All Russian citizens and foreigners flown to Tyumen from the Chinese city of Wuhan are feeling well, a spokesperson for the regional healthcare department told Interfax on Thursday.

"The evacuated citizens are feeling well. They are not showing any symptoms of the disease," the spokesperson said.

The Chinese female student, who was earlier diagnosed with coronavirus and is receiving medical treatment at the regional infectious disease hospital in Tyumen, is also feeling well, he said.

"The four guys who were on the same flight with her are fine. They are in good spirits. They understand that they should stay under medical surveillance and say that everything is alright with them," the spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, two airplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces flew 144 people out of China's Wuhan, which is in the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak. No coronavirus cases were identified among them.

All of them will be quarantined for 14 days at the Gradostroitel rehabilitation center, located 30 kilometers from Tyumen and away from residential areas. The facility is encircled by a double fence and is guarded by the Russian National Guard.

The coronavirus-infected Chinese student from Tyumen Industrial University was admitted to the regional infectious disease hospital in Tyumen on January 28. Another four students from the same university who returned with her to Tyumen after their holidays were also hospitalized but tested negative for the virus.