Saturday, February 22, 2020

ITBP ready for second batch of evacuees from Wuhan

New Delhi: The make shift quarantine facility created by the IndoTibetan Border Police (ITBP) at its Chhawla facility here is getting ready for the second lot of Indian evacuees from the epicenter of deadly Novel Corona Virus Wuhan in China.
 “The ITBP Quarantine facility at Chhawla camp is again ready to house another batch of over 100 people who are expected to reach the Capital on Saturday”, ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey told UNI. These people will be taken from Wuhan in China on the return journey of the special plane which left here on Friday afternoon for Wuhan.
 “All pre-requirements of the ITBP centre have been completed. After first screening at the isolation bay at the Airport, these fresh arrivals will be taken to the Chhawla camp in the ITBP buses”, Mr Pandey said. All of them will be given all basic facilities required at the Centre as done with the previous lot of evacuees. Daily monitoring and checkups will also be undertaken by the ITBP medicos, he added.
 The Indian Air Force (IAF)’s largest transport aircraft, C-17 Globemaster has flown to Wuhan on Friday with medical supplies to aid China’s fight against the Covid-19 outbreak,which has killed 2239 people and infected more than 75,500 so far. On its way back, the aircraft is expected to evacuate around 100 Indians from Wuhan and the rest of Hubei province. The ITBP quarantine centre had successfully managed the first batch of 406 people, including seven Maldivian nationals, evacuated from Wuhan on February 1 and 2 by an Air India special aircraft. They were allowed to leave after they tested negative.
 21/02/20 Amresh Srivastava/UNI
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