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New Delhi, February 2, 2020
As many as 303 of 330 people who arrived in an Air India special flight from Wuhan in China at Delhi Airport on Sunday morning have been taken to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp here for medical observation.
They have been shifted to the paramilitary force's Chhawla camp in west Delhi.
The ITBP had already made arrangements of 600 beds at the camp for families and kids coming from China as quarantine facility.
The remaining passengers have been shifted to the Army camp in Manesar in Gurugram.
Among the 303 people, 201 are men, 99 women and three children.
Seven Maldivians, who were also evacuated on the same plane along with Indians, have also been shifted to the ITBP camp where they will be housed for a period of quarantine.
Both ITBP and the Army have created n-coronavirus quarantine facilities for the passengers coming from Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people and infected over 9,000 in China. Two people from Kerala have tested positive for the virus in India.
"ITBP doctors screened the passengers who reached from Wuhan at around 9.45 a.m. at the bay of the Airport. About 303 of today's arrivals will be hosted by the ITBP at quarantine facility including women and children. All are found negative in the screening at the Airport," ITBP Spokesperson Vivek Pandey told IANS.
With the new batch, a total of 404 persons are kept under close observation at the ITBP camp in Chhawla.
The report of 104 out of the 324 people, who arrived in the first batch from Wuhan on Saturday, has been said to be negative.
Around 250 people are currently kept in the Army camp in Manesar -- 220 of the first batch and 30 of the second.