Coronavirus outbreak Live Updates: Air India’s special jumbo B747 evacuated 324 Indian nationals from Wuhan in China and landed at New Delhi’s IGI airport today morning. The national carrier has sent another flight to evacuate remaining Indians stuck in China as the neighbouring country continues to deal with the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Read in Malayalam | Bangla
Of the 324 evacuees, 220 are in the Indian Army quarantine facility at Manesar and 104 are in ITBP facility at Chawla Camp. They were first screened at the Delhi IGI’s airport by a team of medical officials.
China has reported 259 people have died and nearly 11,800 are infected due to the new virus. The US has declared a public health emergency and taken drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country.