File photo of China's foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying
China's foreign ministry will send an extra flight to UK on Thursday to facilitate the return of Chinese students after coordinating with the local civil aviation departments, spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday.
China attaches great attention to its overseas students and all Chinese embassies in other countries have been urged to pass on the care of the central government to the students, according to Hua.
China has arranged temporary flights to bring back its nationals in Iran and Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese embassies in Ethiopia and Combodia have also provided help for the safe return of Chinese students overseas.
(Compiled by Shan Xin)