It is noted that the duration of the flight from the airfield of the Eastern Military District was about four hours.

The ministry said that in the parking lot of arriving aircraft at the airport, military doctors and specialists of the Ministry of Defense in the field of virology in special protective suits using non-contact thermometry will conduct an initial examination of all evacuated citizens of Russia.

Earlier it was reported about the departure of the second aircraft to Wuhan.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the location of the Russians evacuated from China will be the Tyumen region.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, 132 citizens of Russia expressed their desire to leave Hubei Province in China, where a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV has spread.