An Air India flight has left for Wuhan province in China to airlift 300 Indian students stranded there amid China’s decision to lockdown Wuhan to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The developments come a day after the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus health emergency.
The flight is expected to reach China at 2 AM on Saturday. The Indian Army has set up a quarantine facility in Manesar (situated nearly 18 km from Gurgaon) to keep the students. They would likely be tested for any trace of infection before being allowed to meet their families.
“If any individual is suspected to be infected, he/she will be shifted to the isolation ward at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment,” authorities said. Meanwhile, Pakistan has said that it will not airlift its people from China to show solidarity with China.
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