Coronavirus outbreak: India in talks with Iran to bring its nationals back, says Union Health Minister

Coronavirus India

YD News | 3:17 pm | 02-minute read

Coronavirus India: The Ministry of Health and Family welfare of India is in talks with Iran for the evacuation of its nationals in the Coronavirus-hit country. The report says that there are many Indian pilgrims and students stranded in Tehran and Qom.  

Making a statement on the current outbreak of Coronavirus, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said that a total of 29 positive cases have been registered in India. While addressing the Rajyasabha, he informed that 28529 people were brought under community surveillance till March 4.

He also talked about the various measures the country has taken to deal with the deadly virus’ outbreak. The screening facility has been provided at 21 airports in India. Also, the Indians have been advised not to travel to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea. The visas of the citizens traveling to India from the aforementioned countries (issued after March 3, in the case of China, issued after February 5) have been suspended immediately.

 “The government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in India,” Union Health Minister reportedly said on Thursday.

According to the reports, most of the registered cases of Coronavirus have a travel history from virus-hit countries. The new cases include one from Delhi who had gone to Italy and another one from Telangana who came in contact with a Singapore national in Dubai.

Earlier also, the government had carried out two evacuation missions where a total of 767 Indian nationals were evacuated from China. However, the reports say that all of them were tested negative of the virus but are still kept in isolation under proper medical surveillance.

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