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Iraq Evacuates Students from Coronavirus-hit City in China

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Iraq's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it managed to evacuate the Iraqi students who got stuck in China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan.

"Our students and their families in the Chinese city of Wuhan are now on their way to the airport," Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed al-Hakim wrote on Twitter.

He also thanked the Iraqi envoy in Beijing for his efforts to facilitate the evacuation of the Iraqi people.

The evacuation came after a footage went viral on social media showing a number of Iraqi students stuck in Wuhan and calling on Iraqi authorities to rescue them.
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