Vardhan interacts with Wuhan evacuees at ITBP Chhawla camp
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Vardhan interacts with Wuhan evacuees at ITBP Chhawla camp

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New Delhi, Feb 17 : Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday interacted with several Indian nationals who had been quarantined at ITBP Chhawla Camp for over a fortnight and have tested negative for the deadly Coronavirus disease.

The Indian nationals, who were evacuated in batches from Wuhan in China on February 1 and 2, are ready to go home. The Minister felicitated them and handed over letters of appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to doctors and paramedics who were associated with the evacuation of Indian citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) submitted the report mentioning negative coronavirus findings to ITBP.

According to ITBP sources, all 406 people housed at the quarantine facility at Chhawla camp here will be sent to their residences in a phased manner after Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) submitted its final report that they had tested negative for Covid symptoms.

The evacuees were brought back from Wuhan in batches and were shifted at Chhawla quarantine facility of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) where they were kept under observation of an expert team of doctors and medical professionals. Among them were seven Maldivians who too were being kept under observation following their evacuation by Indian authorities. (UNI)

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