In the Rajya Sabha on Friday, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar presented his stand on the condition of corona virus. The Foreign Minister said that when we sent the aircraft to bring our students from Wuhan (China), we had openly offered to all our neighbors that India would also help in evacuating their people.
Maldives showed positive attitude on this offer. After this, we have brought the seven Maldives students and people. Soon everyone will be transported to their country.
EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha: We were prepared to bring back not only our people but also those from all our neighbourhood who would have liked to. This was an offer which was made to all our neighbours but only 7 nationals of Maldives chose to avail the offer. #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/S2lquD7ykm— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2020
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that the Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with the students living in China. Also, we are in constant contact with the Chinese authority.
Jaishankar said that the 80 Indian stdents are still in Wuhan, but the Indian Embassy is in constant touch with them all.
EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha:By our estimate, there are about 80 Indian students who are currently still in Wuhan. This includes 10 students who had come to the airport but were running fever so Chinese authority after screening did not allow them to board the flight. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/RdKNJQgWMj— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2020
“I want to assure the House and the families of those in Wuhan that the embassy is in touch with all students and is regularly monitoring their welfare,” Foreign Minister said.
7 citizens of Maldives have come to India from Wuhan city of China. These people were stranded in the city of Wuhan affected by the Corona virus for a long time. Maldives thanked India for taking out these 7 people. The President of Maldives himself thanked PM Modi and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar for this step of India.
My thanks and gratitude to PM @narendramodi, EM @DrSJaishankar and the Government of India for expeditiously evacuating the 7 Maldivians residing in Wuhan, China. This gesture is a fine example of the outstanding friendship and camaraderie between our two countries. https://t.co/2kdWLmYqft— Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (@ibusolih) February 2, 2020