With the death tolls surging due to the outbreak of deadly novel Coronavirus a total of 218 Indians, including 211 students, stranded in coronavirus-hit Italy have arrived in India, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said. He further informed all of them will be quarantined for 14 days.
Muraleedharan took to Twitter and tweeted, “218 Indians including 211 students from Milan landed in Delhi. All will be quarantined for 14 days. GoI is committed to reach out to Indians in distress, wherever they are!
“Appreciate Govt. of Italy for their support and team @IndiainItaly @cgmilan1 @airindiain @DrSJaishankar,” he added.
A special Air India flight took off on Saturday carrying 211 students who were stuck in Italy when the novel Coronavirus broke resulting in cancellation of flights.
The Indian Consulate in Milan took to Twitter and tweeted, “211 students & 7 compassionate cases departed by AI flight #Milan. All those who helped us through this difficult situation, special thanks to @airindiain team & Italian authorities. Consulate will continue to ensure the welfare of all Indians in northern #Italy
After the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and declared Europe to be the new epicentre of the fatal virus., India started to carry out its evacuation operations.
India carried out its evacuations operations from several countries in the past few weeks and brought back its citizens from China, Japan and Iran as the number of cases of coronavirus continue to spread drastically in these countries.