An Air India flight carrying 324 Indian nationals,
most of them students, from China's coronavirus-hit Hubei province
landed in the Indian capital early Saturday, a spokesman for the
Ministry of External Affairs said.
The Indians evacuated from Hubei have been quarantined in a facility in the outskirts of New Delhi prepared by the Indian Army. They will be monitored by a team of doctors for any sign of infection, the army said in a statement.
They are expected to remain in quarantine for an estimated two weeks, but will remain under surveillance by local health authorities once they return home.
Another flight will be sent soon to evacuate remaining Indian citizens from Hubei province, MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said. India has so far reported one case of the coronavirus. The female student, who was studying in Hubei province, is currently in isolation in a hospital in the southern Indian state of Kerala. More than 800 people are under observation across India for possible infection.
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