58 stranded Indian in Iran return home, more to come
New Delhi : Indian Air Force plane brought 58 stranded Indians back from COVID-19 hit Iran on Tuesday.
The plane had departed on Monday to bring back the Indian residents who were stranded in Iran due to massive coronavirus outbreak.
The 58 passengers included 25 men, 31 women and 2 children.
All of the passengers will be sent for 14 day quarantine at the Hindon facility. The aircraft also brought 529 blood samples to check coronavirus in more Indian nationals in Iran.
There are an estimated 2,000 Indians are living in the West Asian country where at least 237 people have died and 7,161 have been infected since mid-February, according to a BBC report.
A couple of days back, Iran's Mahan airplane had brought samples of 300 Indians, suspected to be under coronavirus threat.
On Monday, during a visit to Srinagar, Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar had met relatives of some of the people, including students, stranded in Iran assuring them that the government in New Delhi would bring them home soon.
Last month, India had evacuated around 600 Indians from China amid coronavirus outbreak.
So far India has registered 51 positive cases of coronavirus.