TOKYO: Three Japanese who returned from Wuhan on a government-chartered flight have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday, as more Japanese evacuees from the Chinese city arrived in Tokyo.

The three, two showing no symptoms, were among 206 people brought back on Wednesday from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the deadly outbreak of the pneumonia-causing virus.

A further 210 Japanese were flown back home on Thursday on a second government-chartered flight, with some displaying symptoms such as coughs, according to the health ministry.

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