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Pompeo Thanks Yang Jiechi for Evacuation of Americans from Virus Epicenter

Jan. 29, 2020 (EIRNS)—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone with top diplomat and State Councillor Yang Jiechi today. He offered his condolences for the Chinese citizens who had lost their lives to the novel coronavirus and thanked Yang for his assistance in evacuating Americans from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus’s spread.

More than 200 Americans were evacuated from Wuhan, going through the obligatory medical checks before leaving the city and then again when they arrived in Alaska, where they landed for refueling before reaching their March air base in California, where were again medically checked.

Beijing had facilitated the evacuation, which had prompted Secretary Pompeo’s call.

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