Coronavirus: Monitoring Indians in China closely, says Foreign Minister on virus outbreak
New Delhi : The Indian embassy in China is keeping a "constant check on health of Indians" amid the outbreak of deadly coronavirus that has killed over 50 people in the East Asia nation, said Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.
The reassurance came after reports said that New Delhi has requested Beijing to permit over 250 Indian students stuck in China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak.
"Our Embassy in Beijing is constantly checking on the health and well-being of the Indians in China. Please follow @EOIBeijing for more updates on the situation," Mr Jaishankar wrote in an early-morning tweet.
Earlier, India has issued a travel advisory for the Indian tourists in China, warning about the fast-spreading flu-like coronavirus.
In the last few days, the Indian Embassy in Beijing has set up helplines for the students in Wuhan where about 700 Indian students are believed to be studying in different universities.
While many students managed to move out of Wuhan before the city was sealed on January 23; hundreds of Indian students are still believed to be in there. India is trying to help the students stuck there, news agency PTI reported.
The virus, which originated in Wuhan city of China in December, has spread in various cities around the world including United States, Australia and France. Around 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the east Asian country.