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Second batch of evacuees from Wuhan in China quarantined at ITBP quarantine centre test negative for coronavirus, dispersal begins

The second batch had 112 persons evacuated from China on 27 February that included 76 Indians, 36 Foreign nationals, including 8 families and 5 children

All persons evacuated from Wuhan in China on 27 February and kept at the ITPB run Quarantine facility at the Chhawla Camp near New Delhi have tested negative after the end of the quarantine period. 112 people were kept in the quarantine facility after their arrival from China. This was the second batch of people evacuated from Wuhan and kept at the facility for the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.

Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai, along with DG SS Deswal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police met the inmates from Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan on 1st and 2nd February and those who were released after being tested negative at the ITBP Quarantine facility after successful completion of their quarantine period.

Nityanand Rai while addressing the people said that under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and planning of Home Minister Amit Shah, the nation is ready to effectively deal with the COVID-19 epidemic. All the Central Armed Police Forces stand ready at the service of the nation in these times.

He asserted that we all are determined and prepared to take the message of Prime Minister Modi to every citizen of India in this fight against COVID-19.

In the first batch, 406  people were housed in the facility, who had arrived from China on 1st and 2nd February, and all of them were subsequently discharged after they had tested negative for the presence of coronavirus. After that, the ITBP quarantine facility at Chhawla Camp had admitted the second batch of 112 persons evacuated from China on 27 February that included 76 Indians, 36 foreign nationals, including 8 families and 5 children. The group of foreign nationals includes 23 from Bangladesh, 6 from China and 1 each from Myanmar, Maldives, Madagascar, South Africa, and the US.

Two samplings were conducted- first on day 1 and the second on Day 14 of the quarantine period in which all the samples were resulted negative. People were provided with all the basic amenities at the centre. Daily monitoring and check-ups were also undertaken by ITBP medicos essentially from time to time.

The ITBP centre at the Chhawla camp in New Delhi was set up by Indo Tibetan Border Police in just 48 hours before the arrival of the first batch of people evacuated from Wuhan on 1st February 2020. The centre has successfully quarantined 518 people, that is the biggest number of any single quarantine centre in the country till now.

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