First test of 215 evacuees from Milan, found negative after 7th day quarantine
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First test of 215 evacuees from Milan, found negative after 7th day quarantine

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New Delhi, Mar 21: The first coronavirus test of a group of 151 males and 64 females who come from Milan, Italy on March 15, 2020 has been found negative on the seventh day of their quarantine.

Most of these evacuees are students studying in Italy. All are given all basic requisite facilities at the Centre as done with the previous lot of evacuees, the ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey said. Daily monitoring and checkups are being undertaken by the ITBP medicos. The expected quarantine period is 14 days plus.

The second and final sampling will be done on the 14th day of the Quarantine period and if that also results as negative, then all these 215 persons will be released from the Centre. All necessary arrangements have also been catered at the Centre including separate isolation and High end Ambulances for emergency. 518 people including 43 foreigners taken from Wuhan, China were earlier kept at this ITBP Quarantine facility, Chhawla in two quarantine sessions from February 1 to March 14, 2020 and were later released after being tested negative in coronavirus Test.

The ITBP makeshift quarantine facilities have been prepared on behest of the Government to keep the suspected coronavirus travellers from abroad. (UNI)

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