Coronavirus Outbreak: Here's a look at the government's efforts in bringing back stranded Indians

Updated: Mar 20, 2020, 09:04 | Sherlin Rajan
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    With the massive surge in Coronavirus cases worldwide, the government has been pulling all the stops to get their citizens stranded back home. (Picture/AP-PTI)

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    Indian stranded in Italy are being evacuated in batches by the government. A total of 218 Indians, mostly students, arrived here from Milan on March 15, following which they were taken to an ITBP quarantine facility in south-west Delhi's Chhawla area. (Representational picture)

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    It said 380 swab samples of Indians were brought back from Italy. Out of these, four have tested positive for coronavirus and the remaining 376 negative, Dammu Ravi, Additional Secretary in the MEA and the coordinator for the COVID-19, said at a media briefing. (Picture/PTI) 

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    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is in touch with the Indian Consulate in Singapore regarding the evacuation of students stranded. Thackeray also spoke to the students stranded in Singapore. (Picture/PTI)

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    Expressing satisfaction with the Centre's assurance that it will rescue Indian students in Iran, the Delhi High Court on March 18 disposed of the petition seeking the evacuation at the earliest and to ensure their safety in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The petition, filed by the parents of Indian students studying in Iran, had sought to arrange travel for these students through flight, airplane, ships, cruise or any other appropriate and feasible mode of transport. (Picture/AFP)

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    The Indian Mission in Uzbekistan's Tashkent requested all its citizens to be ready as a flight from Tashkent to New Delhi will likely depart within the next 24 to 48 hours. (Picture/PTI)

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    A special Indigo flight airlifted 185 Indians from Jeddah, completing the process of evacuating pilgrims from the Middle Eastern country on March 19. With the departure of 185 pilgrims from Jeddah to Mumbai through a special Indigo aircraft, the final phase of the evacuation of 3,035 Indian pilgrims culminated today," Indian Consulate General in Jeddah said on Twitter. (Picture/PTI)

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    MPs raised the issue of Indian students stranded in Philippines on March 19 and demanded the government take necessary steps for their evacuation from the Southeast Asian nation. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, RSP MP N K Premachandran sought response from the government saying Philippines had given Indian students 72 hours time to exit the country, which started from March 16, in view of coronavirus. He demanded that special flights should be operated for evacuation from Kuala Lumpur and Manila. (Picture/PTI)

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    After evacuating around 650 Indians from Wuhan in two Air India flights, an Indian Air Force aircraft on February 26 evacuated 76 Indians and 36 foreign nationals from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan. (Picture/PTI)

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    The C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft was sent to Wuhan the day before and it carried 15 tonnes of medical supplies for coronavirus-affected people in China. On its return, the aircraft had then brought back 112 people including 23 citizens from Bangladesh, six from China, two each from Myanmar and the Maldives and one each from South Africa, the US and Madagascar. (Picture/PTI)

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  • Indian students and other passengers stranded in Kuala Lumpur will be evacuated as Covid-19 cases surge in South Asia, the Ministry of External Affairs said on March 19.  (Picture/AFP)

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  • "Appreciate the difficult situation of Indian students and other passengers waiting in transit at Kuala Lumpur airport. We have now approved @AirAsia flights for you to Delhi and Vizag," the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted.(Picture/PTI)

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About The Gallery

The Ministry of External Affairs has been evacuating scores of  Indians who were stranded in Coronavirus-affected countries such as China, Iran, Italy, Saudi Arabia and others for the past one month. As the government continues to make necessary arrangements to bring back the citizens and place them in quarantine  facilities, here's a look at the evacuation efforts undertaken.