Post Rescuing 324 Indians, Second Air India Plane to Wuhan Departs

Special Air India flight from Wuhan with 324 Indian nationals lands in New Delhi. Watch here.

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National carrier Air India's special flight operated to the Chinese city of Wuhan that took off from Delhi on 31 January to help evacuate Indians trapped in Wuhan has landed today, 1 February.

The airline said that the special flight landed at Delhi airport at 7.26 a.m.

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Besides, the crew, the flight also ferried a team of five doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and one paramedical staff from Air India.

The flight rescued 324 Indian nationals. From these, 103 Indians were taken from the airport to Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp for medical observation.

ANI reports that another flight to evacuate Indians from Wuhan is scheduled to leave Delhi IGI airport at 12:50 pm today, says Air India.

Rescue for the Evacuees

As indicated in an earlier FIT article, The Indian Army has set up a quarantine facility in Haryana’s Manesar for the students brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan.

On Saturday, 1 February, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat reviewed the quarantine facilities created by the Indian Army for approximately 300 Indian students where they can be monitored for any signs of infection from Coronavirus.

Army facility in Manesar
Army facility in Manesar
(Photo: ANI)

In preparation for the evacuation, the Indian Embassy in China had requested Indians living in Wuhan and Hubei province to sign consent slips. Reportedly, the consent note has to be signed by the individuals or by parents in case of minors. The scanned copy had to be sent to the Indian Embassy. A unique code was provided by the embassy to the passengers.

(With inputs from ANI)

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