119 Indian nationals who were on board the Diamond Princess Cruise ship have been brought back in a special @airindiain flight. An @IAF_MCC C17 also evacuated 76 Indian & 36 foreign nationals from Wuhan. The flight also delivered 15 tonnes of medical equipment @CNBCTV18Live pic.twitter.com/NqT4NPrPry— Parikshit Luthra (@Parikshitl) February 27, 2020
Indian crew and passengers from the coronavirus-affected cruise ship Diamond Princess which was docked off at Yokohama in Japan has been brought back in a special flight.
Indian Air Force's C-17 Globemaster aircraft has reached China with 15 tonne of medical supplies for coronavirus-hit Wuhan city. The supplies included masks and other devices that are necessary to fight coronavirus. This was a request from China.
This plane will also bring back some Indian nationals from Wuhan city who are affected or who want to come back to India.
At the same time, India has brought back 119 Indian nationals, who were stuck off the coast of Yokohama in Japan for the past 15-20 days.
This ship was taken by Japanese authorities, put in quarantine on February 5 when one Indian national tested positive of coronavirus.
So 119 Indians which includes 113 crew members and 6 passengers have been brought back. We believe that 16 other passengers are still being treated for coronavirus. Three crew members did not come back.
We also managed to bring back 5 foreign nationals as well. So the efforts to bring back Indian nationals from different areas who have been affected by coronavirus will continue.