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Six Indians barred from special flight

They may have to undergo tests to determine whether they have symptoms of the coronavirus

By PTI in Beijing
  • Published 2.02.20, 4:15 AM
  • Updated 2.02.20, 4:15 AM
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Indians who arrived from Wuhan sit inside a bus as they are transported to a quarantine facility, at the airport in New Delhi,on February 1, 2020 (AP)

Six Indians are stranded in Wuhan after they were stopped from boarding the first special Air India flight to India because of high fever, officials said on Saturday.

The first flight left early on Saturday with 324 Indians, mostly students from Wuhan. Officials here said six Indians could not board the flight as they were stopped by the Chinese immigration officials after they were tested for high temperature.

They may have to undergo tests to determine whether they have symptoms of the coronavirus.

Ahead of the evacuation, the Indian embassy had informed the Indians that they will be tested before the flight and undergo 14 day quarantine after reaching India.