Two planes carrying evacuees land in Brazil

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Two planes carrying Brazilian citizens evacuated from China have arrived in the city of Anapolis, in the central state of Goias.

Some 34 passengers were evacuated from Wuhan and will remain in quarantine for 18 days in a Brazilian Air Force facility. Some members of the crew involved in the operation will also remain in quarantine. 

None of the passengers had presented symptoms of the virus prior to the 36-hour journey, the Defence Ministry’s Secretary of Health, General Manoel Pafiadache, said.