Rajasthan: 236 evacuated from Iran, to be quarantined in Jaisalmer

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |

Published: March 16, 2020 2:11:02 am





Indian nationals evacuated from Iran undergo a disinfectant process before being quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Facility Centre at Jaisalmer Military Station, on Sunday morning. (Photo: PTI)

As many as 236 Indian nationals arrived in Jaisalmer from the Islamic Republic of Iran early morning on Sunday, on board two special Air India flights, officials said.

Along with Italy, Iran is among the countries worst hit by coronavirus; hence, Indians in the affected countries are being evacuated by the Government of India. The 236 persons will be kept under quarantine at the Indian Army’s Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer for a period of fourteen days. “The Indian Army has set up Wellness Centres at various locations to provide a credible response to COVID-19,” a Defence spokesperson said.

“The Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer is an initiative of the Indian Army to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19. The Wellness Centre at Jaisalmer is fully equipped and functional facility to help Indian citizens undertake the mandatory quarantine period under the supervision of skilled medical authorities. Soldiers have volunteered to provide care and support to our countrymen returning from…

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