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Coronavirus: 255 Indians infected in Iran, 276 across the world, Govt informs Lok Sabha

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By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |

Updated: March 18, 2020 5: 48: 18 pm





Coronavirus: 255 Indians infected in Iran, 276 across the world, Govt tells Lok Sabha Recently, Ministry of External Affairs Extra Secretary Dammu Ravi had actually stated that the government would restore only those Indians from other nations who check unfavorable for coronavirus.

A day after the Ministry of External Affairs stated that media reports claiming a great More Here of Indians in Iran had checked positive for coronavirus could not be verified, the federal government informed Lok Sabha Wednesday that 255 Indians had been contaminated with COVID-19 in the Islamic Republic.

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The federal government even more notified that 12 people have actually been infected with the virus in UAE, 5 in Italy and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and Rwanda. Till Monday, 389 Indians had returned from Iran by special flights, consisting of 205 pilgrims.

It’s official:

Govt informs Lok Sabha:

255 Indians contaminated with Corona infection in Iran.
12 in UAE,
5 in Italy,
1 each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Sri Lanka & Rwanda. @IndianExpress

— Shubhajit Roy (@ShubhajitRoy) March 18, 2020

On Tuesday, Ministry of External Affairs Additional Secretary Dammu Ravi said it could only confirm “some favorable cases”.

Recently, Ravi had actually said that the government would bring back only those Indians from other nations who test unfavorable for coronavirus “If Indians test favorable somewhere else, we would expect the country they are in to look after them like we are making with the foreign nationals (here),” he said on March 12.

Numerous of the pilgrims who are stuck in Iran informed The Indian Express over the phone that over 800 Indians were currently stranded in the city of Qom. A 44- year-old pilgrim from Leh stated he and 18 others in a 53- member group had checked positive but no effort had actually been made to segregate them.

” My sample was taken by an Indian Embassy team a week back.

Coronavirus: 255 Indians infected in Iran, 276 across the world, Govt tells Lok Sabha Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed fulfillment over the actions taken by the main federal government in communicating with and reviving most of the Indian trainees stranded in Iran in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Another pilgrim in Qom, advising the Indian federal government to take them back, stated, more than 200 “positive” cases had actually been moved to a center supplied by Iran.

More than 16,000 of the over 18,000 confirmed cases of the virus across the Middle East have actually been reported in Iran, with the country’s death toll rising by 135 on Tuesday to 988.

Meanwhile, PTI reported that the Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed fulfillment over the steps taken by the main government in communicating with and reviving the majority of the Indian trainees stranded in Iran in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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