Japan intends to send flight Tuesday evening for its people who wish to return home from Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly virus outbreak, government officials said. .

"There are no plans for this morning, but we are preparing to see if it can go tonight," the Kyodo news agency quoted the official as saying.

Tokyo hopes to send the first Tuesday flight to 11 million Chinese cities, which have been closed since last week, the government said Monday. Lotus Bora