Govt to take steps for possible evacuation of Indians in Wuhan in China

Last Modified Tuesday, 28 January 2020 (10:26 IST)
New Delhi: The government of will take all necessary steps to prepare for possible evacuation of Indian nationals in Wuhan following outbreak of Novel outbreak.
It was officially announced here on Monday that Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday reviewed the situation arising out of "Novel Coronavirus" outbreak in China.
 
At the meeting attended by officials from Ministry of External Affairs, Health, Civil Aviation and Defence among others, it was decided that steps may be taken to prepare for "possible evacuation of Indian nationals in Wuhan". 
 
Accordingly, Ministry of External Affairs will make a request to the Chinese authorities, it was stated.
 
Health Ministry also held a review meeting earlier on Monday with Chief Secretaries to review the preparedness and screening in five states having border with Nepal.
 
"They have been asked to ensure that community level monitoring of passengers is undertaken through health staff," a statement from PMO said.