Kashmiri student stranded in Wuhan appeals for evacuation
Feb 3: Three Indians including a Kashmiri student have appealed to the
Indian government to evacuate them from China’s virus-hit Wuhan city, days
after they were stopped from boarding the special New Delhi-bound flights due
to high body temperature.
trio was among 10 Indians who were stopped from boarding the special Air Indian
flights last Friday and Saturday organised by the India government to evacuate
stranded Indians from Wuhan.
three include Annem Jyothi a female techie, and two students – Ajith, a student
from Bihar, and Manzoor from Kashmir said they have no fever now.
appealed while talking to news agency PTI over phone and said their body
temperatures are normal and they’re fit to travel.
Indian Embassy is in touch with the Indians who could not be evacuated along
with 647 others due high body temperature, officials here said.
hailing from Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, made a video appeal to the
Indian government to arrange her exit from the city, saying that her body
temperature is normal now and she is fit to travel.
was part of a group of 58 Indian employees of a Chinese electronic company to
board the Friday flight. While others made it, she and her colleague could not
do so due to high body temperatures, she said.
are asked to stop and not to take the flight. They said that we can take the
next flight. But today in the afternoon they called and said that we were not
even allowed to take that flight because of yesterday’s body check…We are
stuck,” said the mask wearing young woman who is in her 20s.
video was reportedly made on Saturday when the second AI flight evacuated 323
Indians from Wuhan.
are ready to prove that we don’t have any virus because we don’t have any
symptoms,” she said.
said her body temperature was not very high. “It was just some 37.5
degrees which was due to some physical activities under some strain at that
time. We were panicked a bit,” she added.
request our government to take us back to India and for that we are ready to
prove that we don’t have any symptoms regarding the virus and we are safe and
healthy. So, I request the government to take us back to India,” she added.
has evacuated its 647 citizens from Wuhan and Hubei province along with seven
Maldivians. The evacuated persons are now undergoing a 14-day quarantine in an
army run special camp near Delhi.
Ambassador to China Vikram Misri said about 100 Indians may still be residing
in Hubei province.
Indians reportedly preferred to stay back when they were approached by the
Indian Embassy for evacuation.
officials here said they are in touch with the 10 stranded Indians. It appears
that their evacuation may be difficult as the city and the province where the
virus is increasingly turning virulent have been virtually sealed.
National Health Commission on Monday said the death toll from the virus
outbreak rose to 361 on Sunday while 2,829 new cases of coronavirus were
reported nationwide on February 2, taking the total number of infected people