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The Qantas jet left Wuhan about four:20am community time (7:20am AEST) certain for Darwin.

It was envisioned to get there in Darwin about eleven:40am (one:10pm AEST) exactly where evacuees will be quarantined at a disused workers’ accommodation village.

The plane’s departure finishes a extensive wait for additional than 200 Australian citizens and long-lasting inhabitants who experienced waited additional than 24 several hours for Chinese authorities to very clear them for departure.

They experienced initially been informed to head to Wuhan airport on Friday but had been afterwards despatched back again to their accommodation soon after China blocked the Qantas jet despatched from Sydney, forcing it to wait in Hong Kong.

The Section of Foreign Affairs emailed passengers once more on Saturday, telling them to be at the airport by 6pm community time to put together for boarding.

But it would be an additional 10 several hours before the flight would … Read More