All 112 Wuhan evacuees test negative for coronavirus after first samples





All the 112 individuals, housed at an ITBP quarantine facility after being evacuated from Wuhan in China, have examined negative for after their first samples had been taken, an official stated on Saturday.



“The samples of all the 112 people were sent to the AIIMS and the reports are negative. The quarantine period will continue for about a fortnight,” a spokesperson for the border guarding power stated.



Seventy-six Indians and 36 foreigners had been taken to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) power quarantine centre within the Chhawla space of the capital on February 27 after they had been flown in from Wuhan metropolis on an IAF transport aircraft.


The group of international nationals comprise 23 from Bangladesh, six from China, two every from Myanmar and Maldives, and one every from Madagascar, South Africa and the USA.



“The second samples of the inmates will be taken on the fourteenth day of the quarantine period and all those whose results are negative will be released from the ITBP centre,” the spokesperson added.


Earlier, India had equally evacuated round 650 Indians from Wuhan on board two Air India flights who had been stored on the similar ITBP facility and one ready by the Army in Manesar close to right here.


All these individuals had been later discovered negative for the virus and so they had been allowed to go dwelling after over a fortnight of quarantine.


A crew of docs, paramedics and others might be current on the quarantine facility round the clock and the inmates might be offered amenities like meals, mattress and indoor leisure to spend time, the spokesperson stated.



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