The novel coronavirus outbreak in China which has been taking a toll at the global health scenario has been forcing a number of countries to send help for their citizens living in China, especially in Wuhan. With the Chinese government approving the evacuation of almost 600 Indians from Wuhan city in Hubei Province, the Indian government has sent specially-prepped Air India Boeing 747 to China. The special flight reportedly has five doctors from Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and an Air India paramedic to China which has already evacuated the first batch of citizens from Wuhan. However, it was reported that six passengers were offloaded as they registered high temperatures at the airport hours before boarding the flight.
Meanwhile, a video with a masked woman urging the government to consider her plea to allow her to board the flight floated on social media on Sunday. Reportedly, the woman is a Kurnool-based techie Shruthi, who claims to be trapped in Wuhan as the immigration authorities barred her from boarding the flight owing to her high temperatures. Shruthi hails from Ernapadu village in Atmakur Kurnool district, has recently left to Wuhan as a part of her training with TCS. While Shruthi made all the preparations to head back to India due to the outbreak, she was rejected permission.
#Coronarivus Shruti from #Kurnool district in #AndhraPradesh is an employee of TCL in #China. She's been left behind as she has slight fever. Here she appeals to govt to evacuate her @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia @ysjagan @VSReddy_MP @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/4UoCyfaJVY
— TNIE Andhra Pradesh (@xpressandhra) February 2, 2020
Claiming it to be a normal fever, the young techie recorded a video message to her family that she doesn’t carry any of the Coronavirus symptoms. The video received a roll of message urging the government to extend help to Shruthi. Worried about their daughter’s status in Wuhan, Shuthi’s parent appealed the government of India to allow her to reach India. The special Air India plane carrying 211 students, 110 working professionals and three minors from Wuhan reached Delhi around 7.30 am on Saturday.