Government spokesperson María Jesús Montero says the 20 or so Spaniards who are trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus are due to be repatriated.
It’s likely they will leave on the same planes that are being prepared by the French authorities to transfer the 500 or so of their compatriots.
France is planning to charter its first plane tomorrow, and it will be used to move people with no symptoms of the virus.
So far this new outbreak of the coronavirus has left up to 106 people dead and 4,515 confirmed cases.
Among those who are infected, 515 are in a serious condition.
The number of suspected cases is nearly 7,000, while a total of 45,000 people are under observation.