10 Saudi scholars were dispatched on Sunday to Saudi Arabia on a private plane, those students were evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new Corona virus outbreak.
The Saudi newspaper of Okaz reported that the evacuation of the students took place in cooperation with the Chinese authorities, which showed full cooperation with the Kingdom’s embassy in China.
It added that the Ministry of Health took over the students and took all necessary precautions for them in such cases.
Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan announced, via Twitter, that the 10 Saudi scholars arrived in the Kingdom’s lands in a well conditions, writing: “Our embassy made great efforts to secure the dispatching of our citizens from the affected area, we highly appreciate the efforts of the Chinese authorities that contributed to overcoming obstacles and helping our teams to Earth”.
After the arrival of the Saudi students, medical staff went up to explore the health situation, while precautionary health measures were taken at Riyadh airport.
Saudi Airlines announced from Sunday, to suspend its flights between Riyadh, Jeddah and Guangzhou in China until further notice, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.