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Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala CM Vijayan urges PM to take urgent steps to bring Indians from China

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Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala CM Vijayan urges PM to take urgent steps to bring Indians from China

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Jan 2020, 05:44 pm

Thiruvananthapuram/UNI: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take urgent steps to operate a special flight to bring Indians from China following outbreak of Corona virus.

In a letter to Modi, the Chief Minister said "it seems that the ground situation in Wuhan in China has further worsened and we have information from the relatives of students from Kerala studying at various Universities in Wuhan, that the situation there is grave."

"It is also reported that Yichang area in China has also been affected. It may be appropriate to consider operating a special flight to Wuhan. It may a nearby functional airport and airlift the Indian nationals stranded there and bring them back to India," he added.

Sharing the concern of Kerala on the situation which has arisen in Wuhan province following the outbreak of Coronavirus, he said he had already written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on January 24 requesting to take steps to have a comprehensive assessment of the emerging situation and to provide necessary assistance to the people of Indian origin most of whom are students of Wuhan University.

"On behalf of the State of Kerala, I would like to offer assistance of medical professionals from our side in case the Indians being evacuated from Wuhan are to be medically attended to," Vijayan added.  

Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala CM Vijayan urges PM to take urgent steps to bring Indians from China

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