Leaving No One Behind:Charter Flights Bring Stranded Hubei Residents Home

2020-03-23 08:09:41 《China Pictorial》 2020年2期

by Hu Zhoumeng

Wuhan resident Gao Huilin finally came back home, but in an unexpected way. She was traveling in Malaysia and had been stranded there as the flight back to her hometown Wuhan, capital of central Chinas Hubei Province, was canceled on January 27 amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

澳门中葡平台作用Four days later, a charter flight sent by the Chinese government left from Malaysias Kota Kinabalu and landed safely in Wuhan at 10:32 p.m. on January 31. Gao was onboard.

澳门中葡平台作用Gao said that the flight bringing them home made careful preparations including checking the passengers temperatures before boarding the plane, and safety precaution to reduce the risk of infection.

Earlier on same evening, around 9 p.m., another charter flight, also operated by Xiamen Airlines, arrived at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, bringing back stranded passengers from Bangkok, Thailand.

澳门中葡平台作用The two flights sent by the Chinese government together brought back 199 stranded Hubei residents from overseas following the novel coronavirus outbreak in the province.

Passengers on the flights were tested for fever. Those with fever symptoms would be quarantined immediately.

澳门中葡平台作用“Im grateful to our country, which leaves no one behind,”Gao said.