Jaisalmer, Mar 15: As many as 236 Indian nationals, who were evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, reached Indian Army Quarantine facility established at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on Sunday.
The nationals include 100 males and 136 females. 'These evacuated persons will be quarantined for a period of 14 days under professional medical supervision,' Rajasthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said. The nationals were brought back by two Air India flights. COVID-19 or coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and a large number of Indian stranded in corona-affected countries like Italy, Iran and others are being evacuated by the Government.
As a precautionary measure, these evacuated persons are to be kept under quarantine for a period of fourteen days. The Indian Army has set up Wellness Centres at various locations to provide a credible response to COVID-19. The Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer is an initiative of the Indian Army to support the nation's fight against COVID-19. The operationalisation of these facilities demonstrates Indian Army's commitment to the nation to handle multiple challenges, Col Ghosh added. (UNI)