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Coronavirus

US to evacuate citizens from Wuhan to California on Wednesday

All 240 will be screened in advance and stop in Alaska

A chartered flight will depart from Wuhan's Tianhe International Airport on the morning of Jan. 29, China time, for arrival in Ontario, California, with a stop in Anchorage to refuel.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Hundreds of diplomats and other American citizens stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan will be evacuated Wednesday local time on a chartered flight as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread in the outbreak's epicenter.

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