Hundreds of Diplomats Being Evacuated from Wuhan Will Land at the Ontario Airport

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Hundreds of American diplomats and their family members are expected to land in Southern California on Wednesday -- after being evacuated out of the city of Wuhan in China -- the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman tells KNX that they'll fly into Ontario Airport.

The passengers will be stopping in Anchorage, Alaska first, where they'll receive a health screening before continuing onto California.

Hagman says they're on a charter plane and will disembark in a private hangar in Ontario before being checked out again.

Here’s the @flyONT statement on the @StateDept evac flight from Wuhan, China #coronavirus @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/9JCHmioJlT

— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) January 27, 2020