New Delhi: A group of 277 Indian nationals evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran were shifted to Jodhpur-based Army Wellness Facility on Wednesday.
The evacuees, include 128 males and 149 females had arrived in Delhi on special Mahan Air flight on Wednesday morning and were subsequently transferred to Jodhpur.
Upon their arrival at the airport, all the passengers underwent a preliminary screening and later shifted to the Army wellness facility established at the Jodhpur Military Station.
“The Army, in coordination with the Rajasthan State Medical authorities and Civil Administration, Jodhpur, has made adequate medical and administrative arrangements to cater for a comfortable stay and provide prophylactic medical support,” Rajsthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said.
“The facility has a dedicated team of Army doctors, who will be constantly monitoring the health parameters of the evacuees for the duration of their stay,” Col Ghosh said.
This is the fourth batch of evacuees from Iran taken in to the Army’s quarantine facility in Rajasthan.
Iran is one of the worst hit by this global pandemic as it reported over 63,000 cases, while over 6,000 people have died of the infection in the country.
India count climbed to 562 positive cases of coronavirus while the death toll reached at 11 after first fatality reported in Tamil Nadu.