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They ask to avoid non-essential trips to China 4:24
(CNN Spanish) - The Undersecretary of Health Prevention and Promotion of Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, said Tuesday that a Mexican is being repatriated from Wuhan, where the coronavirus arose, and that he returns to the country “in perfect condition "
"I understand that it is already on its way," said the official. "It is not an emergency transfer situation," he added.
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Speaking with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the official said they are working "very closely" with the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the citizens of that country in Wuhan. He added that only one of them has asked for help to get out of this city, that he "received support" and that the "rest" of Mexican citizens in Wuhan said they were calm and would stay in China.
However, the governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, in a statement on Monday that “in coordination with the federal government, will support“ two people from Chihuahua who reside in Wuhan to return to Mexico.
CNN is trying to contact the Mexican Foreign Ministry to specify the number of Mexicans in Wuhan and how many have requested to return to the country.
On the other hand, in an interview with CNN on Monday, Jesus Daniel Stamatis Portugal, a Mexican who lives in Wuhan, said he is looking to leave the city, where he has lived for the past 7 years.
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Stamatis said he has sought help with Mexican representatives in China. “It was the first thing I did, call the Embassy in Beijing, Consulate in Shanghai, and well, nothing. They take the data and with a very good attitude, but they don't have it easy either because here the Mexican population is very small, so the priority is not for a server, ”he said.
Statmatis added that he has a United States visa, although he did not say what type, and that he is trying to coordinate his return with the authorities of this country.
With information from Fidel Gutiérrez