Southern Airlines brings 112 passengers from Sanya back to Wuhan, Hubei Province, Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo/China News Service)
Southern Airlines dispatched a charter flight Thursday, bringing home 112 passengers to central China's Hubei Province where the novel coronavirus epidemic first broke out.
The passengers were stranded in Sanya, a coastal city in southern island province of Hainan, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The airplane departed from Sanya Phoenix International Airport at 1:40 p.m. and arrived at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at around 4 p.m.
The passengers had been quarantined for 14 days and passed nucleic acid tests before leaving Sanya.