[Mumbai Mirror] Nepal evacuates 175 citizens from Hubei province
The Nepal government on Sunday evacuated 175 Nepali citizens, mostly students, from
Three pilots, six crew members, an engineer, a loadmaster and a medical team comprising a doctor, nurses and paramedics from the Nepal Army were on board the flight to China. The Nepalese were evacuated from six cities of the province, including provincial capital Wuhan, Enshi, Shiyan, Yichang, Jingmen and Jingzhou.
The highest number of Nepalese, 55, were evacuated from Wuhan. -AGENCIES
█ Hubei imposes ban on traffic to curb virus spread
The government of Hubei province, the center of China's coronavirus outbreak, announced a ban on vehicle traffic across the province to curb the spread of the virus.
In a published document, it said police cars, ambulances, vehicles carrying essential goods, or other vehicles related to public service would be exempted.
It added that the province will carry out regular health checks on all residents in the province. It also stated that companies cannot resume work without first receiving permission from the government.
█ Taxi driver is first fatality in Taiwan
TAIPEI: A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased person was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B. Taiwan has accumulated 20 confirmed cases so far. The deceased person had not travelled abroad recently and was a taxi driver whose clients were mainly from
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