NEW DELHI: Two Air India flights carrying over 230 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran landed here on Sunday morning and the passengers have been quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer.
While External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that a total of 234 Indians have been evacuated from Iran, defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said, "236 persons have landed in Jaisalmer by two Air India flights this morning."
Jaishankar said the batch comprises 131 students and 103 pilgrims.
"234 Indians stranded in Iran have arrived in India; including 131 students and 103 pilgrims.Thank you Ambassador Dhamu Gaddam and @India_in_Iran team for your efforts. Thank Iranian authorities," Jaishankar tweeted.
234 Indians stranded in #Iran have arrived in India; including 131 students and 103 pilgrims. Thank you Ambassador… https://t.co/rlgrau6rgt
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1584222643000
Thank you CG @georgebinoy. Keep up the good work. @MOS_MEA https://t.co/KHH351fWHA
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"They are being quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer," Col Ghosh said.
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.
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