The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González, has assured that she is “all ready” in Spain to receive the score of Spaniards who are in the city of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak of the coronavirus, following the guidelines of the EU and the WHO.
The head of Foreign Affairs has explained that the teams of the Embassy and the Consulate of Spain in China are following the evolution of the coronavirus and serving Spanish citizens living in Wuhan, he explains Thursday in his Twitter account.
“Also preparing the evacuation of the Spaniards in Wuhan. Everything ready in Spain to receive them following the EU and United Nations guidelines,” said the head of Foreign Affairs.
The Spaniards who are in the city of Wuhan are going to be repatriated within a European device and will be in quarantine on their return to Spain, the Ministry of Health reported.
Sources from this department have explained that “a European device for the repatriation of nationals of each country is being organized”, and that among the measures that will be taken to preserve security in Europe and offer guarantees to China, is the establishment of quarantine, as already announced in some community countries.
It is expected that this Thursday the device for quarantine in Spain will be finalized. In the Ministry of Health, the incumbent Salvador Illa holds two meetings, one with the Public Health Commission of which all the autonomous communities are part, and the other with the scientific societies involved.
Health has warned the Gómez Ulla hospital in Madrid of the arrival of returnees from Wuhan. Defense sources have explained that the Insulation Unit of this health center, located on the 22nd floor of the center, is alerted in case it is needed to attend the repatriated Spaniards.