Jet evacuates Americans from China
Published: 02:14 PM, 29 January 2020
An aircraft carrying around 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of coronavirus outbreak departed Wednesday has landed in the US.
Wuhan is now the epicenter of a new coronavirus that has sickened thousands and killed at least 132.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.
The plane departed from Wuhan before dusk Wednesday, according to China time.
It's first stop is Anchorage, where travelers will be re-screened for the virus.
Hospitals are prepared to treat or quarantine people who may be infected.
Then the plane heads to California.