New Delhi, Feb 17, 2020-
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, India will bring back its remaining citizens from Wuhan city in China.
The Indian embassy in China,in a series of tweets, said: “GoI will send a consignment of medical supplies on a relief flight to Wuhan later this week to support China to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. On its return, the flight will have limited capacity to take on board Indians wishing to return to India from Wuhan/[email protected] Many Indian nationals currently in Wuhan/Hubei Province and wishing to return to India have already been in touch with @EOIBeijing in the past two weeks @MEAIndia,.”
The embassy also said that those who wished to take this flight should contact through help desk or hotline number. “We urge all Indian nationals from Wuhan/Hubei who intend to avail this flight and have not yet contacted us, to urgently call our hotlines +8618610952903 and +8618612083629 or send email to [email protected] before 1900 hours today (17 February 2020) @MEAIndia”, said the embassy.
The India ambassador also tweeted that the return of Indian nationals was “Subject to capacity limitations and space availability on the incoming aircraft, #India is also willing to facilitate nationals from all our neighbours boarding it on its return journey to #NewDelhi | Those interested are requested to contact @EOIBeijing.”
Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, confirmed the news by retweeting all the tweets.
On Sunday, Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri had tweeted that India will send medical supplies to China and will stand by it in the time of crisis. “This is a concrete measure which will fully demonstrate the goodwill, solidarity and friendship of the people and government of India with the Chinese people,” the Ambassador had tweeted. (Agency)