Coronavirus: Govt asks Indians in China to contact Beijing embassy by today to seek evacuation

Coronavirus: Govt asks Indians in China to contact Beijing embassy by today to seek evacuation

India is flying an aircraft to China's Wuhan later this week with medical supplies and will be bringing back Indians trapped in the coronavirus-hit Chinese province. The government has asked Indian nationals seeking evacuation from China to contact the embassy in Beijing.

The Indian embassy in Beijing has 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."

Indians who wish to be evacuated from China's Wuhan has been asked to contact on the hotline numbers +8618610952903 and +8618612083629 or via email on helpdesk.beijing@mea.gov.in. However, they will have to contact the embassy before 7 pm (IST) on Monday.

India has so far evacuated over 600 people from Wuhan where the coronavirus outbreak has already killed over 1700 people and around 66,000 people have been infected by the virus.