Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese authorities don't allow UK to extract citizens
Topics: WUHAN CORONAVIRUS CHINESE UK
Britain had planned to fly back its citizens to a military base but the flight is now unlikely to take off tday.
It is hoped that the flight may depart on Friday instead, according to British sources.
"We are doing everything we can to get British people in Wuhan safely back to the UK," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.
"A number of countries’ flights have been unable to take off as planned.
"We continue working urgently to organise a flight to the UK as soon as possible." Those returning to the United Kingdom will be quarantined for 14 days at a National Health Service facility once they return.
Those already infected will not be allowed to leave Wuhan. ■