(Indian Journalist in China Shri. Akhil Parashar interacting with RJ Raunaq from Red FM 93.5 on Novel Coronavirus issue)
250 Indians, mostly students from Wuhan, are being evacuated by the Indian Government due to Novel coronavirus. The news was there from 27th January about the planned evacuation, and people were desperately waiting for the same. Air India flight will take them to New Delhi, where they will be kept under isolation for the next fourteen days.
A team of 5 doctors is in the flight that will take 1st batch of Indians from Wuhan to India. Another flight is expected soon to airlift the remaining Indians from Hubei Province.
The Indian embassy in China, Ministry of External Affairs of Indian, Office of Consulate General of India at Guangzhou, and Shanghai have been working round the clock to collect data of Indians currently in China so that they can plan things as per the situation.
Indian communities in China have been standing firm in this situation. The Government of China has taken all the steps possible to control the situation.
Holidays have been extended; taxes have been reduced, landlords have waived off rents for the premises.
Every ex-pat has been trying to do whatever is possible from their side and stand with China in this situation of distress.
Factories manufacturing masks have started working since 27th January, but the problem is logistics.
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