Abandoned Indian woman in Wuhan city, affected by the China virus, calls for evacuation
BEIJING: An Indian woman, techie, called on the Indian government to evacuate her from the Chinese virus attack, days after being prevented from boarding special flights to New Delhi due to high body temperature.
The woman was among the 10 Indians who were prevented from boarding special Indian Air flights on Friday and Saturday organized by the Indian government to evacuate stranded Indians from Wuhan.
The Indian Embassy is in contact with the Indians who could not be evacuated along with another 647 due to high body temperature, officials said here.
One of them, from Andhra Pradesh, made a video call to the Indian government to organize his departure from the city, saying that his body temperature is normal now and that he is in a position to travel.
She was part of a group of 58 Indian employees of a Chinese electronics company to board Friday's flight. While others succeeded, she and her colleague were unable to do so due to high body temperatures, he said.
They asked us to stop and not take the flight. They said we can take the next flight. But today they called and said that we were not even allowed to take that flight due to yesterday's body control ... We are stuck, said the mask with a young woman in her 20s.
The video was reportedly made on Saturday when AI's second flight evacuated 323 Wuhan Indians.
We are ready to show that we don't have any viruses because we don't have any symptoms, he said.
She said her body temperature was not very high. It was only about 37.5 degrees due to some physical activities under some tension at that time. It scared us a little, he added.
We ask our government to take us back to India and for that we are ready to show that we have no symptoms regarding the virus and that we are safe and healthy. So, I ask the government to take us back to India, she added.
Two Indian students, Ajith, a student from Bihar and Manzoor from Kashmir, who were arrested for the same reason, also said they now have no fever.
Both made a similar appeal when talking to PTI on the phone and said their body temperature is normal and they are able to travel.
India has evacuated its 647 citizens from Wuhan and Hubei Province along with seven Maldives. Evacuated people now undergo a 14-day quarantine at a special army-led camp near Delhi.
The Indian ambassador said about 100 Indians can still reside in Hubei province.
According to reports, twenty-five Indians preferred to be left behind when the Indian embassy approached them to evacuate them.
Indian officials here said they are in contact with the 10 stranded Indians. It seems that its evacuation can be difficult since the city and province where the virus is becoming increasingly virulent have been practically sealed.
On Monday, China said the death toll from the virus outbreak rose to 361 on Sunday, while 2,829 new cases were reported nationwide on February 2, bringing the total number of infected people to 17,205.