SANDF set to Jet Off to China to Repatriate South Africans

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) set to jet off to China, Wuhan to repatriate about 184 South Africans who asked for government assistance to come back home following the Covid-19 out brake.

The flight will leave from OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 at 21:00. On board the flight will be the flight crew from the aircraft company and a total of 15 officials from the Department of Health and the Department of Defense (Military Health). The flight will stop-over in the Philippines on the 11 March 2020 for refueling, to rest and to re-stock essential foodstuffs needed for the return journey.

It was said in various reports that these people will be quarantined in a designated area in the Free State Thaba Nchu for safety measures.

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