The flight is expected to return India after 0200 hours past mid-night with about 400 Indians, he said.
The death toll in China’s novel corona virus outbreak reached 213.
Hubei province in China, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported over 5800 confirmed cases including 204 deaths.
The Chinese government has said on Thursday that it pays “close attention” to the report of the emergence of one confirmed case of pneumonia caused by the novel Corona virus in India, and will cooperate with the Indian side to jointly strengthen the epidemic prevention and control.
The Chinese statement came after a positive case of virus was reported in Kerala. (UNI)