UK withdraws some staff from China embassy, consulates over virus

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Sat, 01 Feb 2020 - 11:14 GMT

Passengers who arrived on one of the last flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan walk through a health screening station at Narita airport in Chiba prefecture, outside Tokyo
Japan's health authorities confirmed a second case on Friday. Local media said t

Passengers who arrived on one of the last flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan walk through a health screening station at Narita airport in Chiba prefecture, outside Tokyo Japan's health authorities confirmed a second case on Friday. Local media said t

HANGHAI (Reuters) - Britain is withdrawing some staff from its embassy and consulates in China due to the coronavirus, the UK government said in a statement on Saturday.

“As of 31 January, some staff and dependants from the British Embassy and Consulates are being withdrawn from China. Essential staff needed to continue critical work will remain,” the statement read.

“In the event that the situation deteriorates further, the ability of the British Embassy and Consulates to provide assistance to British nationals from within China may be limited,” it said.

As of January 31, the U.S. State Department said it required family members of embassy staff in China under the age of 21 to leave China immediately, a U.S. embassy spokeswoman said.

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