New Delhi: An Air India flight will evacuate 120 Indians from Coronavirus-hit Iran and will arrive in India today. They will be quarantined at an Army facility, in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan as per Defence sources.
“They will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created under the aegis of Southern Command. The patients will be transferred from the airport post their initial screening to the quarantine facility under the escort of civil administration,” Defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said.
The next batch of 250 Indians will be air evacuated from Iran on March 15.
Seven more quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients have been set up by the Ministry of Defence. The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai.