Test report of all 112 evacuees from Wuhan found negative for Coronavirus

New Delhi: The first test of 112 people evacuated from Wuhan in China on February 28, has been found negative.
These sample were collected here on Friday from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) makeshift quarantine facility and sent to AIIMS for COVID19 or Coronavirus test, ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey told UNI.

The latest batch of 112 evacuees includes 76 Indians and 36 foreign nationals including eight families and five children. The group of foreign nationals includes 23 from Bangladesh, six from China, two each from Myanmar and Maldives, and one each from Madagascar, South Africa and the US.
All people were given all basic facilities required at the centre as done with the previous lot of evacuees. Daily monitoring and checkups will also be undertaken by the ITBP medicos, Mr Pandey said.
No one has been tested with any Coronavirus symptoms till now at the centre. The expected quarantine period is 14 days plus. The second sampling will be done on the 14th day of quarantine period and if that also results in negative, then all 112 persons will be released from the centre, he further said.
Emergency arrangements have also been catered at the centre including isolation beds and ambulances.
The ITBP makeshift quarantine facility was created just before the first batch of 406 persons were evacuated from the epicentre of deadly epidemic COVID19 Wuhan in China. They were kept for 19 days in isolation at ITBP facility and were released after all three tests were found negative.
Among the 406 evacuees, were seven Maldivian nationals who have left for their country after the quarantine period.