Friday, 28 January, 2022
HomeIndiaOver 230 Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, quarantined in Jaisalmer

Over 230 Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, quarantined in Jaisalmer

This is the third batch of evacuees to arrive from Iran. The second batch of 44 Indian pilgrims was brought back on Friday.

Text Size:

Jaisalmer: 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.

“They are being quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer,” Col Ghosh said.


Also read: This is Modi govt’s to-do list for ministries to tackle coronavirus crisis efficiently


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.

Soldiers have volunteered to provide care and support to the countrymen returning from overseas, he said.

The Army Wellness Centre is working in synergy with the Civil Administration, Airport authorities and Air Force to ensure proper care is provided to the evacuated citizens.

This is the third batch of Indians evacuated from Iran.

The second batch of 44 Indian pilgrims had arrived from Iran on Friday.The first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims was brought back from Iran on Tuesday.

Iran is one of the worst-affected countries by the coronavirus outbreak and the government has been working on plans to bring back Indians stranded there.


Also read: How coronavirus spread in India — 39 of the first 50 patients came from Italy, Iran, China


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular

×