The government plans to send a fifth chartered flight to Hubei province in China as early as this week to evacuate its nationals and their family members from the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Monday.

“With the fifth flight, we will call it a day for now for our operations bringing back Japanese people by chartered planes,” Motegi told reporters, calling on citizens hoping to return home not to miss the flight.

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