New Delhi: All 406 Indian patients who were evacuated from Wuhan city and taken to an Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) quarantine facility in Delhi after they tested negative for the novel coronavirus are scheduled to be released one by one, in a phased manner, starting this Monday. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases in India Rise to 3,577, Death Toll at 83; ICMR Says no Evidence of Infection Being Airborne Yet
The final samples of the quarantined patients at the ITBP Chawla camp were collected by a team of doctors on Friday. As per the final coronavirus test, reports of all 406 people were found negative, an ITBP spokesperson told news agency PTI on Sunday. Also Read - Yuzvendra Chahal Revisits Old Passion Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Says Chess Taught Him How to Stay Patient on Cricket Field
In the previous batch of patient reports, a total of 104 people were tested negative for the epidemic. Their medical samples were at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Also Read - Responding to PM Modi’s Call, Citizens Light Candles, Show Collective Resolve to Fight COVID-19
All of them are going to be discharged in a phased manner from Monday onwards based on the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health with due medical procedures and protocols, he said.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to the deadly coronavirus disease has gone up to 1,631 in China. Hubei Province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 2,420 new confirmed cases and 139 new deaths till Friday.