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UK tells citizens to leave China over coronavirus fears

Foreign Office issues advisory against all but essential travel

A U.K. flag and a Chinese at Beijing's Tiananmen gate. The British government has called on all citizens to leave China if possible.   © Reuters

LONDON -- The British government on Tuesday advised all citizens in mainland China to leave the country if they can to minimize the risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus.

The U.K.'s Foreign Office issued a warning against "all but essential travel" to mainland China, where the virus has killed at least 425 people and sickened more than 20,000. This move follows last week's evacuation of British nationals from Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease in Hubei Province, using a chartered flight.

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