Two Bruneians in Wuhan safely evacuated

A Bruneian tourist and a student evacuated from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China arrived in the country early Saturday morning and are reportedly in good health and have been placed at the National Isolation Centre for 14 days as a precautionary measure.

The evacuation process began on February 7 using a Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) aircraft with collaboration from RB, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in the People’s Republic of China and the Civil Aviation Department.


This photo released by the MoH, shows the RB aircraft carrying the two Bruneian citizens who were safely evacuated from Wuhan, Hubei in China on Saturday morning. (Photo: MoH)

The Ministry of Health stated in a release that the RB aircraft left Brunei International Airport at 4.52pm on Friday. The aircraft carrying the two Bruneians arrived in the country at 2.45am on Saturday.

Both were sent to the National Isolation Centre for further observation and checkups.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) of Health Dr Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abdul Latif, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Deputy Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Pengiran Haji Saiful Rizal bin Pengiran Haji Razali witnessed the arrival at the Brunei International Airport.