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South Africa’s Plan to Evacuate Its Nationals From Wuhan Takes Shape

A multi-agency task force is designing the plan to safely evacuate 151 South African nationals from the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. The president announced the evacuation last week but did not specify precisely when it would take place. There’s some speculation that it may happen in the next few days.

The actual evacuation will be coordinated by the South African National Defence Force along with the department of international relations, known as DIRCO. Trauma and counseling services will also be provided to the evacuees.

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