Embassy in Beijing urges citizens who wish to return to India contact it before 7pm today

Embassy in Beijing urges citizens who wish to return to India contact it before 7pm today

BEIJING: Indian Embassy in Beijing on Monday urged Indian nationals living in Chinese coronavirus hit Hubei province, who shall avail the flight which can return to India after delivering a consignment of medical supplies to contact them before 1900 hours (7pm).

In a series of tweets on Monday, the embassy said, "GoI will send a consignment of medical supplies on a relief flight to Wuhan later in the week to support China to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. On its return, the flight will have limited capacity to require on board Indians wishing to return to India from Wuhan/Hubei."

"Many Indian nationals currently in Wuhan/Hubei Province and wishing to return to India have already been in-tuned with @EOIBeijing within the past fortnight . We urge all Indian nationals from Wuhan/Hubei who shall avail this flight and haven't yet contacted us, to urgently call our hotlines +8618610952903 and +8618612083629 or send email to [email protected] before 1900 hours today (17 February 2020)," it added.

Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri expressing his solidarity with the people of China in their fight against the coronavirus epidemic, on Sunday announced that New Delhi are going to be sending a consignment of medical supplies to China to assist with the relief effort.

The price from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has gone up to 1,770 in China, with the entire number of registered cases standing at 70,548, reported Chinese Health Authorities, consistent with South China Morning Post.