The ten Mexicans who were evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan by the coronavirus and quarantined in France are healthy and will return to Mexico “in a few hours,” Mexico’s ambassador to France, Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, reported Sunday.
“A great pleasure to confirm that the 10 Mexican nationals are in good health, and know that in a few hours they will be back in Mexico with their families, after flying from Marseille,” said the diplomat in a Twitter message.
The ambassador said that the 10 Mexicans, who were repatriated on February 1 with the support of the French Government, did not show “virus symptoms” and received “a medical certificate attesting to the above.”
“The ten Mexicans who were in Wuhan followed all the health protocols established by the French authorities during the quarantine,” he said.
Gómez Robledo expressed his “greater recognition to the Government of France for the support provided” and stressed that “this gesture of fraternal solidarity is proof of the excellent state of Franco-Mexican bilateral cooperation.”
The ten Mexicans were repatriated from the city of Wuhan, the epicenter in China of the outbreak of the coronavirus, and arrived on February 2 in the French city of Istres, near Marseille, to pass a health check.
The deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by Wuhan’s coronavirus, are still increasing and 1,665 people are already in China after 142 deaths have been added this Sunday to the official count.
Confirmed cases total 68,500 people.
To date, all but four deaths – in Japan, France, the Philippines and Hong Kong – have occurred in mainland China and, although about thirty countries have diagnosed cases, China accounts for around 99% of those infected.