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Indian Embassy urges citizens who wish to return to India contact it before 7pm

Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, at the ITBP's quarantine facility at Chhawla in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)Premium
Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, at the ITBP's quarantine facility at Chhawla in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Indian Embassy urged all Indian nationals from Wuhan/Hubei who intend to avail this flight and have not yet contacted, to urgently call at hotlines 8618610952903 and 8618612083629 or send email to helpdesk.beijing@mea.gov.in before 1900 hours today (17 February 2020)

BEIJING :

Indian Embassy in Beijing Monday urged its citizens living in coronavirus hit Hubei province, who intend to avail the flight which will return to India after delivering a consignment of medical supplies, to contact the embassy 1900 hours (7pm).

In a series of tweets today, the embassy 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/Hubei."

"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. 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 helpdesk.beijing@mea.gov.in before 1900 hours today (17 February 2020)," it added.

Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri expressing his solidarity with the people of China in their fight against the coronavirus epidemic, on Sunday announced that New Delhi will be sending a consignment of medical supplies to China to help with the relief effort.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has gone up to 1,770 in China, with the total number of registered cases standing at 70,548, reported Chinese Health Authorities, according to South China Morning Post.

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