The preparations of the Indian government to combat the coronavirus epidemic and its efforts to bring its own citizens from affected countries are being applauded internationally. Hundreds of Indian citizens have been evacuated from abroad. The father of a woman evacuated from Italy has shared his sentiments on social media. He has stated that he has been critical of the Modi government in the past but now he realises that it has been looking after Indians like a parent.
A father whose daughter managed to board Mar 13 flight from Coronavirus-ravaged Italy shares an emotional post on how @IndiainItaly helped evacuate his 20 yr old kid— Rohan Dua (@rohanduaTOI) March 17, 2020
“My daughter was studying graphic designing course at Naba in Milan.I am proud of Indian govt/embassy officials” pic.twitter.com/mOSB7zETzD
Times of India journalist Rohan Dua has shared the letter of the father of a woman who returned from Italy. In this letter, Thane resident Sujay Kadam has thanked the Indian embassy, Government of India and especially Narendra Modi. According to the father, his daughter went to Milan for higher studies. When the situation deteriorated she was asked to return to India. As her college was closed and she was running out of food stocks she tried to return to India.
As per the father’s note, his daughter was asked to furnish a certificate from the Indian embassy by the Italian authorities. Her father tried to contact Indian Embassy himself but couldn’t succeed because of the closure of the embassy’s office in Milan. But the father collected the email ids of some embassy staffers from their website and shot an email at 8.30 am IST on 12 March. To his astonishment, he got a phone call from his daughter on the same day, informing that she has been contacted by embassy staff and she will be on a flight back to India on the very next day.
Kadam has further informed that his daughter arrived in India on 15 March and has been quarantined at the ITPB hospital where food, stay and medicines are all free of cost and the care facilities are good. Kadam has expressed his gratitude to PM Modi, the government of India, the embassy staff and personnel at the ITPB facility in Delhi for ensuring his daughter’s safety.
Meanwhile, Italy is among the worst affected countries by the coronavirus. It is reporting hundreds of deaths every day and so far over 2500 people have died from the disease. Over 31,000 are infected.
Watch this experience from a Coronavirus quarantine to understand the massive planned action to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Let us all work together to fight this pandemic. pic.twitter.com/VuMh0v1gOk— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 17, 2020
Indian government’s efforts are now being praised internationally too. In a recent viral video on social media, a person who had returned from abroad had shared visuals of the quarantine facility set up at a location 70 km away from Delhi. The video shows that the building is being constantly sanitized. High-level officials are deployed are available on the occasions. They are kept under 24-hour supervision. Also, the government has made very good arrangements where they are kept. Everyone has got separate rooms. The video showed a clean, well-maintained facility where quarantined persons are provided separate rooms, fresh sheets, towels, drinking water, good quality food, slippers, and many other amenities.