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300 returnees from virus-hit Wuhan to be kept at Army quarantine facility near Gurgaon

A view of the quarantine facility which has been setup by the Army for the 300 students, who are being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, at Manesar, Haryana (Photo: PTI)Premium
A view of the quarantine facility which has been setup by the Army for the 300 students, who are being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, at Manesar, Haryana (Photo: PTI)

  • An Air India flight was sent to Wuhan on Friday to bring back the Indian students stuck in Hubei province
  • The flight is expected to reach India at around 2 am on Saturday

New Delhi: The Indian Army has set up a quarantine facility in Manesar (situated nearly 18 km from Gurgaon) to keep around 300 Indian students being evacuated from China's Hubei province in view of the outbreak of coronavirus.

Officials said the Indian Army has created the facility near Manesar where the students can be monitored for any signs of infection for a duration of two weeks by a qualified team of doctors and staff members.

An Air India flight was sent to Wuhan on Friday to bring back the Indian students stuck in Hubei province, the epicentre of coronavirus.

The flight is expected to reach India at around 2 am on Saturday.

The procedure of screening and quarantine will comprise two steps. The first one will be at the Indira Gandhi International airport followed by quarantine at Manesar, an official said.

"If any individual is suspected to be infected, he/she will be shifted to the isolation ward at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment," he said.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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