Total of 236 evacuated from Iran test negative for coronavirus; passengers quarantined at Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer

Two Air India flights carrying 236 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran landed in Jaisalmer on Sunday morning and the passengers were quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre

Press Trust of India March 16, 2020 12:14:10 IST
Total of 236 evacuated from Iran test negative for coronavirus; passengers quarantined at Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer

Jaipur: Three people of the 236 who were evacuated from Iran on Sunday were checked for coronavirus and the tests were found to be negative, officials said.

Only three people were checked as they were showing some symptoms.

Total of 236 evacuated from Iran test negative for coronavirus passengers quarantined at Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer

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Two Air India flights carrying 236 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran landed in Jaisalmer on Sunday morning and the passengers were quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre.

"Preliminary screening of the people was undertaken at the airport upon arrival. Thereafter, they were moved to the Army Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer," Defence Spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said.

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Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said that of these evacuees, three who had symptoms were tested and the results came out negative.

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