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260 S. Koreans Head Home from Russia on Special Flight

Write: 2020-04-08 08:44:06Update: 2020-04-08 10:58:46

260 S. Koreans Head Home from Russia on Special Flight

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About 260 South Koreans are heading home from Russia on a special flight amid suspended air traffic in the country in response to the coronavirus epidemic.

According to the South Korean Embassy in Russia, a Korean Air flight with 261 South Koreans aboard departed from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The flight is expected to arrive at Incheon International Airport at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. 

The passengers include some 150 people who were stranded in Moscow after their flight bound for South Korea was abruptly canceled last week.

Late last month, Russia announced a move to halt all international flights following a rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

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