New Delhi: A special Air India flight carrying 324 Indian citizens stuck in the Wuhan city, which has the worst infestation of the Wuhan Coronavirus, has landed in India. The Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) has created an isolation centre with 600 beds at Chawla Camp near New Delhi, where the Indians returning from China will be examined.
Two days ago, it was found that a student from Kerala who was studying at the Wuhan University was infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus. Thereafter, steps were initiated to repatriate Indians from China. An Air India Jumbo 747 was despatched to bring the Indian citizens back home. A team of doctors was sent too with the aeroplane.
The plane landed in New Delhi at around 7.30 am on Saturday. There were 211 students, 110 employees and three children among the returning passengers. Five doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital were sent too. The Indian military has built a temporary hospital in the Manesar district of Haryana. Students returning from China will be kept under medical observation at this facility.
Provision for the accommodation of 300 people le also had been made at this place. Most of the citizens returning to India from China are students. Therefore, all of them will be kept under medical observation at the Manesar facility. At the same time, the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) has created an isolation centre with 600 beds at Chawla Camp near New Delhi. The Indians returning from China will be examined here.
Meanwhile, two aeroplanes had been sent to bring the stranded Indians back. It is being said that the second plane will return soon. Two hundred and fifty-nine people have been killed so far in China because of the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic. More than 11,000 people have been infected. The World Health Organisation has declared an emergency as the virus is spreading around the world.