Covid-19 – Corona Virus Latest Updates & News: On the first day of the 21-day Lock-down period, Indian Army’s quarantine facility in Jodhpur in western state of Rajasthan received 277 people rescued from novel coronavirus-hit Iran. This batch has 273 pilgrims, including 149 women and 6 children.
These evacuees were brought back to India by special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur. They were screened on arrival at Jodhpur airport and then taken to the medical facility. The facility has been designed not only for isolation but also for ensuring mental & physical wellness of the people kept there by engaging them in various activities including sports.
At present, Indian Army has made separate medical facilities for evacuees at Manesar, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur with evacuees from Iran, Italy and Malaysia being housed at three different locations.
Evacuees from Wuhan & Japan have already been discharged after full protocol was observed.
In addition to three quarantine facilities at Manesar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, more Army medical facilities at Jhansi, Binnaguri and Gaya are kept at standby with an additional collective capacity of 1,600 beds.
Low incidence of Covid-19 spread
“Of the total more than 1,200 evacuees, only one COVID-19 positive case has been reported so far among the medical staff and air-crew kept in these facilities till now,” Indian Army said in a statement.