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Coronavirus: Fourth Batch Of 53 Indians Evacuated From Iran

An Air India Flight Carrying 53 Indians From Coronavirus-hit Iran Landed At Jaisalmer Airport On Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 16 Mar 2020, 08:14:18 AM
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An Air India flight carrying 53 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran landed at Jaisalmer Airport (Photo Credit: ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi:

An Air India flight carrying 53 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran landed at Jaisalmer Airport on Monday. Later, they were moved to the Army Wellness Centre in the city, following preliminary screening. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar thanked the efforts of the Indian embassy in Iran and Iranian authorities for the successful evacuation. Out of the total 53 Indians, who have been evacuated from Iran, 52 are students and one is a teacher. With this, the total of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran goes above 380.

"Fourth batch of 53 Indians - 52 students and a teacher - has arrived from Tehran and Shiraz, #Iran. With this, a total of 389 Indians have returned to India from Iran. Thank the efforts of the team @India_in_Iran and Iranian authorities", tweeted Jaishankar.

The Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer has been working in synergy with the Civil Administration, Airport authorities and Air Force in order to provide proper care to the evacuated citizens.

The centre is fully equipped and a functional facility to help Indian citizens undertake the mandatory quarantine period under the supervision of skilled medical authorities. Soldiers have volunteered to provide care and support to the countrymen returning from overseas, defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh had said.

Earlier, the first batch of 58 Indians from Iran were brougt back in a C17 military transport aircraft on Tuesday, while the second batch consisting 44 arrived on Friday. On Sunday, 234 Indians stranded in Iran arrived in India; including 131 students and 103 pilgrims. 

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 16 Mar 2020, 07:48:49 AM

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