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The second Air India flight carrying stranded Indians, mostly students, from China’s Corona virus-hit Wuhan city landed in New Delhi this morning.
And what a relief it was for them. Here is a look at a video where some of these students are staying at Manesar.
#WATCH Indian students who were brought back from Wuhan, China, dance at the quarantine facility of Indian Army in Manesar, Haryana, where they are currently lodged. #Coronavirus (Source – Indian Army) pic.twitter.com/tGDCTO0cNX
— ANI (@ANI) February 2, 2020
India airlifted 323 Indians today from Wuhan. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency. The virus has killed more than 300 people. Over 9,000 have been infected in China. Two people from Kerala have also tested positive for the virus in India.
The second Air India special flight departed at 3:10 am (IST) from Wuhan today and landed at New Delhi airport around 9:45 am.
Seven Maldives citizens have also been rescued and evacuated
Seven Maldives citizens were also evacuated on the same plane. “Deep gratitude to PM Narendra Modi and EM Dr S Jaishankar. Special thanks to Ambassadors Vikram Misri and Sunjay Sudhir and their teams,” Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahi tweeted.
The first Air India flight, a specially-prepped Boeing 747, brought back 324 Indians stranded in Wuhan on Saturday. Among those who returned were three minors and 211 students.
“The 2nd Air India flight from Wuhan has just taken off for Delhi with 323 Indian citizens on board. 7 Maldives citizens are also being evacuated,” tweeted Vikram Misri, the Indian ambassador to China.