7 Maldivians onboard second special Air India flight from Wuhan
A second special Air India flight that took off from the novel coronavirus hit Chinese city of Wuhan with 323 Indian citizens on board for New Delhi on Sunday also has 7 Maldivians onboard.
New Delhi: A second special Air India flight that took off from the novel coronavirus hit Chinese city of Wuhan with 323 Indian citizens on board for New Delhi on Sunday also has 7 Maldivians onboard.
Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Sahid posted on his official Twitter handle: "7 Maldivians in Wuhan are on their way to Delhi on a special Air India flight. Upon arrival they will be housed in Delhi for a period of quarantine. Deep gratitude to PM Narendra Modi and EM Dr S Jaishankar. Special thanks to Ambassadors Vikram Misri and Sunjay Sudhir and their teams."
President of Maldives: My thanks and gratitude to PM Narendra Modi & EAM Dr S Jaishankar & Govt of India for expeditiously evacuating the 7 Maldivians residing in Wuhan, China. This gesture is a fine example of the outstanding friendship and camaraderie between our two countries. https://t.co/EHfoAw9X1N pic.twitter.com/OrK3dj7rkM— ANI (@ANI) February 2, 2020
This is the second Air India flight which has been sent to evacuate Indians from Wuhan.
On Saturday morning, an Air India special flight carrying 324 Indians -- who were evacuated from Wuhan -- landed in the national capital.
The death toll in China due to the deadly virus has gone up to 304 today, according to reports. (ANI)