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276 Indians infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
March 18, 2020 15:57 IST
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IMAGE: Passengers wear masks to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic at the airport in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI photo

As many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including 255 in Iran, 12 in United Arab Emirates and five in Italy, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the total number of Indians infected by coronavirus is 276 -- 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, five in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.


A fourth batch of 53 Indians returned to India from Iran on Monday, taking the total number of people evacuated from the coronavirus-hit country to 389.

Iran is one of the worst-affected countries by the coronavirus outbreak and the government has been working to bring back Indians stranded there.

Over 700 people have died from the disease in Iran and nearly 14,000 cases detected.

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