Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to President Xi Jinping to extend his solidarity over the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 800 people and infected nearly 40,000 in mainland China alone. In his letter the Prime Minister also expressed condolences over the deaths and offered India’s help in fighting the outbreak.
The PM also thanked his counterpart for facilitating the evacuation of over 600 Indians – many of whom were students – stranded in Wuhan. They were brought back last week over two flights made by a specially-prepared Air India jumbo jet.
Several countries, including India, have moved to evacuate their citizens from China and restrict movement of people and goods to and from the country.
The Indians brought back from Wuhan have been quarantined in specially-prepared facilities around the country, such as the one set up by the Indian Army in Manesar near Delhi.
Those quarantined at a similar facility set up by the ITBP in Delhi were found to be free of infection, according to news agency ANI. These include seven Maldives nationals and a Bangladeshi who were flown back in the second Air…