7 NI-VANUATU STUDENTS EVACUATED FROM WUHAN

A group photo of Ni-Vanuatu students in Wuhan University. Photo: Malcolm Garae| File

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed all ni-Vanuatu seven students studying at Wuhan University in China were evacuated yesterday to Darwin International Airport in Australia.

Director of Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Yvon Basil said the evacuation process was arranged by the Australian Government who offered seats following a request from the caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu.

He added the Vanuatu Embassy in China has been instrumental in organizing transportation needs for their transfer from the University to the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.

The students (4 females and 3 males) have boarded Qantas Flight QF6032 which departed on 4.04AM and has reached Darwin International Airport around 3pm yesterday.

Furthermore, the students are expected to spend the next 14 days in Australia to be quarantined before returning to Port Vila.

After the quarantine process, the Vanuatu Government will arrange their flights back to Port Vila.

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