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Sick Japanese flown out of Wuhan test negative for coronavirus

Five people had shown fever and other symptoms during evacuation

Medical staff wait for Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan to disembark from their plane at Haneda Airport on Jan. 29. (Photo by Kento Awashima)

TOKYO/NEW YORK -- A charter flight arranged by Japan arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday morning, evacuating Japanese citizens from the quarantined epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. 

All 206 passengers aboard the flight from Wuhan were Japanese nationals. Five -- three men aged from their 30s to 50s and two women in their 50s -- were immediately hospitalized after showing such symptoms as fever and cough.

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