Coronavirus outbreak: Preparations for evacuating Indians from Hubei has begun, says MEA

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Wuhan: Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen to over 400 in China health authorities said Wednesday. AP/PTI

Wuhan: Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China. AP/PTI

India has begun preparations for the evacuation of Indian nationals affected by the situation arising from the coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei Province.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the Indian Embassy in Beijing is in touch with the Chinese government, authorities and nationals on the matter.

“We have begun the process to prepare for the evacuation of Indian nationals affected by the situation arising out of corona-2019 virus outbreak in Hubei Province, China,” he said in a tweet.

“Our @EOIBeijing is working out the logistics & is in touch with the Chinese govt. authorities & our nationals on this matter. We will continue to share updates,” he added.

(PTI)