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  • Coronavirus: India sends aircraft to Wuhan to deliver medical supplies, evacuate Indians

    Published on February 26, 2020

    India today sent an aircraft to evacuate its nationals from novel coronavirus-hit Wuhan and deliver a consignment of medical supplies to China. An Indian Air Force special flight carrying around 15 tons of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment has departed for Wuhan. This assistance has been provided in the wake of  the Corona virus outbreak in China and the request by the neighbouring country to provide medical supplies. The Flight will bring back some Indian and foreign nationals from some of the neighboring countries.

    Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had written to Chinese President Xi Jinping expressing the solidarity of India and also offered assistance to the affected country. The medical supplies will help augment China’s efforts to control the outbreak of this infection which has been declared as a Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organisation.